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    Number 19

    Katie Bowen writes about love in the city in this romantic poem.

    Walking along the Edgware Road 

    It’s ten o’clock at night

    I glance down at my phone amongst it all

    And it’s your name that glows in the light

    In this busy city, we work here, find anger there,

    Ride on the tube to seek love

    Your face floats in my mind as I stare

    At the towering skyscrapers above

    Sitting on the Jubilee line 

    With a few glasses of wine on board

    Isn’t much fun, far away from home

    But here’s hoping that I can afford

    Your love, with the fiver in my pocket, left over from tonight.

    This rat-run of a place isn’t always the best

    But then it pulls me to home, and you

    Sleeping in a dodgy pub on Orchardson Street

    Hoping you’re dreaming of us, too.

    Artwork by Rachel Jung.

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