Goodbye to Hawks Road Clinic


Say 'Goodbye' to our public buildings

Enclosed into gated estates,

Hawks Road Clinic at the cusp of demolition,

where a developers paradise awaits.

Where neighbourhood kids had their growth checks

Met Nitty Nora, zapped veruccas and warts.

Health staff wafted asbestos mothballs,

& essence of Jeyes Fluid with old farts.

Long - winded ante - natal classes with their

throw-name, cushion-games; ground down the room.

Praise for the wisdom of the iced - finger glove

the new babes created a free contraceptive clinic boom.

On the tarmac no more mammogram pantechnicon.

No more recognition song for the spires of Jack - in - the - hedge.

Trees gone, stump - ground, dissappeared  by attrition

Blackbirds no longer crave subterfuge.

I say 'Goodbye' they say 'its only 2 buses to the clinic in Surbiton'.


 see also hawks-road-clinic 2021


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