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Now pub doors shut on lonely men.
Their artificial flowers, closed in darkness,
flame no longer as the callers and the singers
fade through streets tomorrow will not see
because a faded destiny repels the sunlight
and the crowded houses lean like towers across the clouds.
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Their half-cooked meals, unflavoured coffee and stale bread
litter historic tables where a half-touched man
lingers like shadows of old Sunday papers
gathered from the bins no dustman empties
for the ghosts and ghettos are the streets tomorrow will not see.
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