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A Red Bus ©

Stewart Findlay
Kilmarnock, Scotland

a bus stood segmented like a fruit
red with the blood of the dripping dead
a bus scarred and blown apart
a bus with no destination left

peeled right back like a sardine can
knackered by the blast and violence of the bomb
a bus on its knees heading for scrap
indicators flashing a turning that was wrong

a generation alienated unable
to relate to the past of their fathers
a bus symbolising different horizons
a gap wide opened by explosive charges

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