Monday, September 1, 2008

Hindley Street


the crane is big enough
to seduce the most jaded of passers by
into stopping to marvel
at the grinding wheels of industy
i'm half way past it
when i get the fear
picture its toppling bulk
crushing me like a large ripe olive
i scan the footpath
for a refuge to dive into
upon hearing the first
creak of metal fatigue
or pitched cry of alarm
i discount the metal cafe tables
and various vehicles
settling for scurrying between doorways
a baseballer stealing home

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3 Comments:

At September 3, 2008 at 6:01 AM , Blogger franzy said...

"crushing me like a large ripe olive"

edit

crushing me like a large olive
crushing me like a fresh kalamata
crushing me for olive oil

 
At September 3, 2008 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Sam said...

Don't EVER move to Singapore or Dubai- you'll become a paranoid Agoraphobic!

 
At September 3, 2008 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Not about to have a holiday to New York any time soon, then?

 

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