BREAK • by James Graham

They are showing us world poverty.

Still image of a child, held

by a helpless nurse, his senile

features arid with hunger. Title -

silence – something


to buy: a strapping four-wheel drive

hunky as Hercules. They show

glances of flood, snow, mountains.

We see it veer and whizz.




James Graham was born in 1939 in Ayrshire, Scotland, in a rural cottage lit by oil lamps. He was a teacher for thirty years, but would rather have been a celebrated journalist and best-selling author. His work has appeared in The Dark Horse, Poetry Scotland, and anthologies published by Edinburgh University Press, the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Ragged Raven Press, and others. His second collection, His second collection, Clairvoyance, was published by Troubador Press in 2007 James is currently a ‘site expert’ with the internet writers’ community

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Posted on April 8, 2014 in Other
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  • Lorraine Rees

    Wonderful layering. I really enjoyed this piece.

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