• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 03
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Blake Hall Station Incident

Cobalt-blue explosion,
Underground incident,
Smoke-filled tunnel.
Train-less, disused –
Overground, normality –
Multi-coloured leaves;
Emerging, appearing...
Random pink hand.

Emergency services –
X-ray sharp relief –
Peering through murk,
Evidence seeking,
Re-searching scene;
Investigation unit
Emerging from...
Noxious fumes,
Choking, airless –
Epping-Ongar & Central line.


Blake Hall underground station
Passenger numbers dwindled to 17
Daily on average;
The station closed in 1981.