‘Nightshift At The Plug Mill’ by John Burnside

‘Nightshift At The Plug Mill’

by John Burnside

“Four hours into the dark I’d fall asleep
for seconds, then wake to the scream
of gears, as the belt started up
and the formed tubes dropped to the rack…”

You can read the complete poem here. John Burnside was born on this day in 1955, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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