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Marion Harris

Marion Harris a Physics graduate from Imperial College London, lives in Plymouth.

Poem: ‘Gun Salute’

Marion Harris, 1 October 1987

What could we do, you coming all the way down to London (day return) and me

learning fast for exams? Looking up from atomic spectra, I said ‘A walk,’

but I honestly never planned on bellowing men, or a band,

or horse-drawn guns. Twenty-one near seismic bangs, then

my desk and your train. Rest for the horses, pints for that military sweat.

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