Nice Boys

A reaction to reading a news report.

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“He was such a nice boy.”

So why has Carly lost a teenage daughter
who was also nice?

and Kieron’s little brother lies in a morgue with his Nan,

while rush hour drivers swear,
stuck in traffic on the cordoned-off dual carriageway

because of other nice boys
who think life is a racetrack.

Jane Ayres rediscovered poetry late in life whilst studying for a Creative Writing MA in Kent at the age of 57. It's been a revelation!

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