Guest Poem by Adam Cairns

Adam Cairns is a poet from South Wales. He has an MA in Poetry Writing from Newcastle University and his poems have been published in many journals and anthologies. He is the owner of Poetry Works, bringing the tools and techniques of poetry to business, This poem is from Acumen 109.

Abandoned When the A-Road Was Built

How do you find St David’s church?
You must search.

It is here, but lies abandoned?
Look beyond.

I see towns, the heavy traffic.
Take your pick.

Its loneliness makes my heart sick.
All progress has its consequence.
And our children’s inheritance?
You must search. Look beyond. Take your pick.