on light

everywhere building
layers of steel, concrete, glass
towers become walls

n.b. This is Leeds, but could be anywhere that development is taking place in England; dulling the landscape, blocking the light. Higher and higher, filling in the sky.

CLP 04/06/2022

on birdsong

frost feathers windscreens
sharp lunarian light
blackbird's confusion

~

n.b. City living can be exhausting, not least when an excess of light blurs night with day. Birdsong can be heard at all hours, under a clear sky when a full moon rises.

~

CLP 22/12/2021

on morning

woken by birdsong
aware of shifting cars below
man vomits in street

~

n.b. It must be Monday.

CLP