Centurions in the Rain

We cross the traffic in London Rain

En route to our separate trains

My son now looming like

An armoured warrior

By my side

Dwelling on an earlier crossing

When I was the shield

A frail child lost in my arms

Willing with all my heart

That he would be well

He catches me out with

“Bye, I love you.” and

“Take care, Dad!”

I smile then turn away

My tears invisible in the Rain

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