Lyon (I)

Confluence of Rhône and Saône
Spreads flat out beneath the basilica
Alps far beyond, pinked by evening
Whilst here it is still autumn afternoon
Those distant peaks stand tall
Even against the glass and concrete
That puncture the city’s sky
No trick of the glass
Majestic mountains wall the east
Their massive scale weighs heavy against man’s feeble feats
CLP 21/11/2019