Do you know Pakenham Street?
Lived there for years
Cos I think anyone who lived in Islington – they
Seem to send them here, do send them here.
We got bombed out down there.
Windows got blown in so we had to move.
That’s how I came to Shoreditch. Yeah.
Used to hear the bombs
This poem came out of a project English PEN ran with Living Words in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom.