The Alley

Inspired by and written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – thank you GC and Sue

The Alley
Form: Mash-up Short Forms

behind W.H. Smiths
runs an old-world narrow lane
of old-fashioned shops
butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers
in the middle of all that
boutiques of all things strange
sweets sold by the ounce
for just a penny
but strangest of all
a purveyor of antiques
things no longer used
from days before Victoria
and no one knows what they’re for
carefully crafted metal
mechanical things of maybe
did it do that or perhaps this
I’m really not sure
marked by maker’s name
objets d’art
detailed in beauty
meets fine art


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