This one is a tribute to Neil Gaiman, it’s almost a Neverwhere inspired poem, really.
On the margins of the city streets,
They come when things are sleeping,
Together or apart, old and young,
Ageless and antique.
The folk that time forgot,
That somehow slipped out of the
World, into the shadows
That make this one,
With all the things that we forgot,
That rest here, behind the mirrors,
Past the doors that have been
Bricked up, Paths closed
to the folk who walk in daylight.
Things that could have been,
That almost were,
Were dreamed once .
A youth who came to be a star,
But fell to a mugger in an alley,
Fresh off the plane, so hopeful.
He died, but his dreams
Came here. So a little of
Him made it into the fabrics
Of the city behind the city.
It’s more than most get,
In the end..
He dances, sings and shouts,
This reflection of his dreams,
Unfulfilled there, living here,
He dances in the shadows of
Flickering in stuttering light.
Image from google images, Victorian Street | by Gareth Wray
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