‘Tell me a story’, she said and I said,
go to bed it’s late, but wait,
here’s a tale about a place called ‘Windscale’
but they don’t call it that anymore since they had that problem with the nuclear core.
I wish there were fish off the Cumbrian coast or at most some colours other than grey,
back in the day before they set up the plant when the sea was fertile and the fishermen would perspire and pant as they pulled in the catch it was a fine place to be,
then they killed off the sea,
‘Tell me a story’, she said,
I cried me a river instead.
© 2015, John Smallshaw.