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-         Des Dillon (U.K.)

One early Sunday morning in the sunny

month of May the radio sang remember

Jesus and Jesus sang remember me.

I pressed along that lonely track

and wound and gained in height and felt as if

I’d left my body sleeping in the night.

And brought my soul to fly along this winding

single trail – with the pines bent back and whispering


Hail! Hail! Hail! I searched that sky

for confirmation that we had not been left

this Vale Of Tears.  I saw a moment’s shining glory

but snapped back to a Tesco lorry

roaring earthly goods to the living and the dead

receding in a cloud of dust and know that God had fled.