From A Manufactured Perch, Road-Riverside

The time-frozen, concrete waves
of the surface of the road-kept island
crest with green ‘n break upon the
soled shoes of the dancer in the

He spoke to me,
as we queued in the café
on the river bank.

The fire of the dragon’s
protest-flame marks only
its self ‘n message.

The riv’ring road is calm;
undanced’s the island.


Image credit – Bristol 24/7

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