I woke up to a pale, empty sky, black pigeons sit close
on TV aerials. I don’t know which way they face,
looking out looking in.
At a sky so pale and thin or a house hiding from some sin.
Last night I didn’t get my government text till gone eight o’clock.
They're not bothered about you, she said. That feels right.
Truth is a campfire: feed it to make it bright.
Starve it to sleep at night.
I tried to describe cyborgs to a poet. Just text, no gestures to show it.
I'm not sure that they got it.
I’ll be back.
And what about Arnie? Does he have underlying medical conditions?
He's 72 and Rocky’s 73. The terminator and the boxer sitting in a tree,
Today was a : one teacher, one student, not much to say.
Either end of an English classroom, a corner flops from the Priestley display.
Charles gets a test while 100k
apply to be universal.
The student works so hard; worries he’s not done enough.
I don’t tell him that it’s just so much stuff.
By the afternoon the sun burns through the windows. Cycling home,
to a full dishwasher, the streets are emptier than yesterday,
as if the fumigator was given more pay.
And when the sun drops the sky is pale and thin.
Yesterday, Aldi sold me lemons. Today I drink gin.