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Old Dolo Blues

Donald Cameron

Perth, United Kingdom

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Old Dolo Blues

This day just south of sadness has been gone
The silhouettes are falling for the moon
And they’re reading out love letters
From the shades they left behind
And taking every opportunity to hide

All asunder some are headed each which way
Selling directions to an unfamiliar place
So it seems they might be broken
Mark the time and carry on
It’s just what happens when they’re left here for too long

Concrete boulevards, disintegrated hours
Old dolos intertwined and fighting for the towers
Made by mass production industry
Singing nuclear weapon blues
About half-life leaving half a life to lose

Late night radio, obituaries read
Each one an ocean taken, put to rest
And another stone in memory
Is placed down on the shore
Each one nameless, just a number, just a war

Featured on Redbubble homepage, 10 August 2011

Location: Torness, East Lothian, Scotland

© Donald Cameron 2009

Credit to Glenn for alerting me to this place, it’s a very unusual sight amongst the Scottish coastline, so I was intrigued to visit it myself. The dolos referenced in the poem are strangely shaped man-made concrete stones found scattered along the shoreline at Torness, near the nuclear power station (also hence the nuclear reference).

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