Rain and Earth
Tears falling like rain
on the mean streets of London
red as workers’ blood.
Falling on the market street
on a labourer’s fierce decency
irrigating Oriental fruit and veg.
A city of degrading caricatures
and angry poverty in small back rooms.
Footfall of a troubled Bengali girl;
has to make her way to likely bondage
shattered on all fronts.
A cipher in a suit is the circus clown
blinded by illusion, the silence of blindness.
Miscegenation: tears of the cosmos.
A dosser waters the ground with schizophrenia.
The pain of the pavements and the wonder of the sky.
David Kessel © 2007