The square

Back to Soho
where everyone’s got a story
to tell,
some speak of a haven they’ve found
others talk of a hell.

My story’s available
in all good second-hand shops
cheap at half the price
and just by chance
it is half the price,
but the price I paid for it
cannot be counted in
coins of the realm.

Anyway that’s another story
which in some ways is like
always changing
renewing itself
reviewing the past
and interviewing its cast
of characters.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.