death of a streetlampMature

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impressions of neglect and solitude;
doesn't the world unfailingly reflect your life back to you?

the unkempt grimey public spaces
signposts misdirecting; humourous vandalism
ostentatious nonsense graffitied
people leave their mark
and leave

traipsing, cold, wet and pensive
in empty dark byways
lost footing on leaf mulch concrete
dispels complaisance: shatters confidence

 

(27th Nov 2007)

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