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SOUTH 58

SOUTH 58 was published in September 2018.

Christopher Allan is the featured poet in SOUTH 58. Following Christopher's untimely death, Jeremy Hilton has written a profile and made a selection of Christopher's poems.

A taster poem appears below.

VILLAGE PETROL

Only a solitary old man
minded the pumps.

On dull days he cannot read
the figures – he is registered blind.

So I told him when my eight
were in and worked out the change.

He wished me a safe journey
as I pulled away; the fog-breath

of my car around his ankles and knees.
Behind him the winter dusk fell.

How many times a week –
a day – is he cheated?

Where do I place him
on my map of meaning?

Last saw him, one hand raised,
small in my mirror, relinquishing a smile.

© Christopher Allan

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