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 Writewords.org.uk.