Friday, August 16, 2013

National Poetry Day: "High Viz" by Andrew M. Bell



High viz

lovingly tended gardens subsumed by weeds

high viz

concrete foundations slumped like exhausted runners

high viz

through the gauze curtains no sign of occupation

high viz

industrial noise as background music

high viz

asphalt rising and falling like a choppy sea

high viz

everywhere the silt reminders

high viz

as though the beach tried to reclaim its children

high viz

streams running dark underground

high viz

bursting free from their oppressor

high viz

Nature advises us to relocate

high viz

Red, orange, white, green, green-blue, green-yellow, green-grey

high viz

a myriad of confusing colours, an anxious rainbow

high viz

so commonplace now we take no notice

ordinary, everyday, routine, humdrum
 
Welcome to National Poetry Day 2013. Have a good one and read some poetry that you enjoy and which inspires and uplifts you spiritually. Arohanui.
 










1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed this, Andrew -- and hope you enjoyed NPD as well!

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