Martin Robertson

Now and Then

Ten Seconds on a Tube Platform

Walking I heard the train

behind me coming in.

So did the child,

jumped from his seat and ran

straight for the line.

I could step between,

stopped him, smiled

over him at a man

jumping up from the seat.

Scolding the mother ran

up.  I smiled down

to reassure, make contact with, the child.

Looked into Down’s

Syndrome features.  


A happening.

Why ask what it can mean?