Poem by Byron Beynon

Leaving this Place

We are leaving this place
for the last time.
It is autumn,
the radio is turned on
at this hour for the news.
Outside the bay
continues to draw the eye,
a sharing of tides
with the air carried aloft
touching the names of stars.
The door sounds
the same as it closes
behind us, and for a moment
our steps are simple and quiet,
as uprooted shadows
recede across the front.


Byron Beynon lives in Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including the Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology, London Magazine, Wasafiri, Cyphers, Poetry Wales, Stony Thursday Book and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets).  Recent collections include The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions) and Through Ilston Wood (Lapwing Publications, Belfast).”