Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 16, 2019

Daily missive for Monday the 14th of January. Docklands.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 14th of January.
Docklands.

Foul is the taste
Of age and decay
The stench of disappointment
Rotting bones
The disgrace of broken promises
Made as the sun shone
We are all skeletons
Shadows cast
Against a sunset sky
Crooked limbs
That once swung
With powerful grace
Precious gifts
Priceless exotica
Safely carried
In the arms of a titan
Reduced to rust
Buried in rubble
Encrusted in dirt
A corrugated jumble
Of torn rooftops
Crumbling walls
Riven with the growth
Of abandonment
Crazy pavements
Chased by dreamers
Spidered with cracks
Lifted, upended
Carried away in carts
Requisitioned by entrepreneurs
Finding rebirth as a patio
For the comfort
Of young turks
With a view to die for
The thirst of a new start
At the heart
Of the old town
As old-timers frown
At their lack of sorrow
For what was lost
To build a new future
Tomorrow.


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