easton promise (stapleton rd, bs5)

6 meets 2. over junction 3 m32 – where c-3po and r2-d2 barbecue bumpers to a constant flow. meets 5: alive to the promise of morning sunbeams onto fresh laid snow.

having passed under and out, i turn to sit and face the mural wall. 

blue skies match, but the rolling white has mostly fallen all about. green fields: when were they?       

easton way on to stapleton. 

where a barber fills his door, fresh lit tab drawn deep between “maalin wanagsan!” and smile to friend crossing into sun across the street. i stop, we greet. i rest a while to hear him speak.  

ahead: a gathering at the stop, on the other side from these shadowed shops.

i can’t see clearly, i can’t make my shot – it’s just not clean (there’s always traffic in between). so i break, breathe, lean… and blink my eyes to change the scene.  

onwards along northern rd, with feet and thought numb from cold. 

such – when i hear a locomotive shoot the sky, smell jerk chicken wafting by and see dreads raise spliff and snowballs high – i rub my ears, nose, eyes and seek out shelter.       

and so: sat on rusty girder beneath the tracks, amongst the complicated beauty of an underpass; coach house lunch on lap and red stripe can in snowy cooler over grass…   

i know: this must all be a dream.   

thank you for reading don’t forget the sun. take care. k x       

 

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2 Responses to “easton promise (stapleton rd, bs5)”

  1. Hey Kochy, thanks for stopping by my site and adding me on your blogroll. I commented on my site but you may not have seen it. Still loving your pictures. 🙂 take care.

  2. nice one Joanna. same to you and stay in touch 🙂

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