Will you walk the streets of London
to a bright and shiny store?
Will you open up the volumes
that are waiting there? And more,
Will you drink a cup of coffee;
Something stronger to your taste?
Will you line up for a meeting
on a wide book-lined staircase?
Will your Zeroes be Divided
on those shelves the whole world knows?
Will you take them to the teller?
Will my fame and fortune grow?
But infinity is waiting
in those poppies by the Tower.
And my London is remembering
a longer darker hour.
There’s forgiveness and there’s sorrow
and there’s hope in every flower.
There is peace if we will see it
and true balance in true power.
If you walk the streets of London
think of them instead of me.
Sheila Deeth has recently returned from a trip to home and family in England. She is the author of Divide by Zero, coming soon from Second Wind Publishing.