Low Ebb At The West End

The River Thames wants to grow bigger than the sea

But it follows obediently its master’s tides

Like a thrall yanking at his golden chain

At Wandsworth they don’t call it South Bank

They leave this privilege to the City of London

It is simply called the West End

Where St Mary’s church of Battersea

Taunts the cold cathedrals of Imperial Wharf

Low ebb is just low ebb…

Photo Hugh Ardoin

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