E.K. Krafft is a British writer and poet based in London. Their writing has appeared, from 2012 onwards in Eunoia Review, Crack the Spine, Yellow Mama Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Brilliant Flash Fiction and the Scarlet Leaf Review.
The Sixth Richest Country in the World
At the trunk line terminus
There’s a man trying to prise
A cigarette half-smoked and damp
From the plug of wrappers and flies
Filling a choked stormdrain to the grate.
Getting it takes him all of four long tries.
‘It’s not bad, four tries for a free fag.’
He stows it in shaking hands and shies
From the high-vizzed contract staff who move
Him along, and disappears. Slantwise
Shapeless tattered coat grey with age
Lost in crowds who loudly sermonise
On the sad state of English railways
And ‘the tramps that plague the station on weekdays.’
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