where I used to visit my grandmother,
a child in a vastly alien world.
The old sweet shop is now just a house
and my grandmother's home completely changed
with different make-up, no clue to the past,
everything changes and nothing can last.
I see the ghost of a young boy
staring at me from a bedroom window
then I stroll to the "Rec," it seemed
so much larger many decades ago.
With local lads, my father and brother
I played cricket on a hot summer's day
in a park...a million miles away.