Sunday, 27 March 2022

Coat (пальто / pal'to)


It's 1987.

I sit glum-faced and nervous in the world's smallest village school.

Debbie Green gets the instruction to

show me where to take my

standard issue orange lined and shiny blue.

I wonder what this future will do.

I laugh.

Kiss chase 37 years to a

small boy on the Polish border all 

glum faced and nervous in the

world's largest village school,

wondering what the future will do.

The volunteer asks Can I take your coat?

No, my mum says to I have to

keep it on, in case

we have to run.

I will never laugh again.

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