Apertures travel potholed planes
Mittens fastned to bars
Steaming of haste
The insides of a cage:
Hungry to live.
On the dozen ertswhile
Fairy tales stamped across every classroom window,
An unassuming brick sends
waves through glass,
entire anatomies wrestle at the doors,
tumbling onto one another
to rhymes of fluid tarmac,
the doorbells ring in unison,
only the loose kneed beggar
is left clasping the notes accrued in her palm.
clasping the notes accrued in his palm.
This poem was previously published in the Daily Star