12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

London suite – II: Thursday, Missed Meeting – Victoria

hours have misaligned
after bloodhounding
nosing all the right signs
flushing ideas
into open land

there’s a chance i could make it
if i slosh through the rivered streets
arrive lathered and panting
for perhaps a scratching of minutes
but sideways deluge and clocks from two worlds
are collaborating to tell tales

poised on this ridge i know too well
the resting quarry poised below to sprint
and in that launching second
I drop the scent, let the hare flee to the hedge
I’m dogtired, today
of the hunt, of wet feet, of London rain

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4 comments on “London suite – II: Thursday, Missed Meeting – Victoria

  1. Aquileana
    May 17, 2014

    Great second part… I loved the imagery of the rain here…
    Very evocative, Cheers, Ali,
    Aquileana 🙂

  2. Kittykatmandoo
    May 17, 2014

    Thank you 🙂 Plenty of rain to write about while I was visiting!! Un maggio tipico di Londra!

  3. angela highstead
    May 22, 2014

    I hadn’t even read this one when I spoke of the rainy afternoon in Hyde park. Microsoft blocked my account again for about 8 days, so I have a whole block of your beautiful poetry in one go.

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