Rooftops in a city’s clamorous sky
fly in unlikely soliloquy,
red robin breast thrusts,
a bluebird stalks a cat,
wings, trees, Mother Mary laments.
A message in long distance shorthand
amongst plastic coil,
she wakes, finding real, unfathomed
last smile … sorrow lost,
shaken earth, fire-ashen,
burnt glass to walk upon.
Beach-waved, sunburnt sandy cold soul,
he rummages, eyes, hair, peeling possibilities,
mapping his moments.
Pigeons poised, pecking the market
colour’s vibrant vegetable; aubergine
and gold weave fruit in succulent seduction.
Desert-thorn scorpion madness
where ice falls salty, staining in search
for sense shifts of cohesion where my