indebted | lynn white


Tim sold cards on market stalls, ordinary greetings cards, nothing controversial. It was a quiet life and he liked it. Once his life had been exciting, much too exciting. In the Second World War as a fighter pilot he was shot down in Albania. Lying injured in the wreck he thought his end had come, until out of the darkness a small group of men appeared. He learned their names later, Enver Hoxha was their leader. Insurgents we’d call them today but then they were The Resistance, later they were to be The Government. Everything changes They carried him to safety across inhospitable terrain and over the next few weeks as they nursed him back to health they all became good friends though language should have prevented the exchange of stories and politics he learned enough, enough to speak highly of them for the rest of his life even though no one else did. He’d been there, you see and knew that he owed them. They were allies then, on ‘our’ side. Everything changes.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at: lynn white poetry and facebook
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