Author of Fiction, Poetry and History. I share a special love for London, both new and old. paulaslingauthor.com

WHEN THE BRUISES SHOW

Screaming into my pillow
I pray my broken heart stops
Is this how it ends?

Your promise on our wedding day
The one you didn’t keep
You promised you would cherish me
Until we both grew old.

From the first punch
To the erosion of our marriage
Its…

RIVER OF THE DEAD

While poets and writers have praised the majesty of the River Thames.
In reality, it was a rancid river of filth. In 1858, a perfect storm of factors combined to cause the Great Stink. …

Paul Asling — Author

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