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View over Nicolson Street by Benjamin Dahlbeck

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Title: View over Nicolson Street
Author: Benjamin Dahlbeck
Number: 34/100
Allocated postcode: EH8

View over Nicolson Street

A month ago I could see the horizon.

Now three giant green weathervanes
order the wind about,
while mechanical blue snails
climb slowly up half-finished walls.

Rusty brown spider webs
form on building sides,
capturing fluorescent-yellow moths
and shock-orange flies.

Seemingly motionless,
they scuffle from time to time,
give up the struggle,
then emit puffs of smoke.

In defiance of the green giants
a blue weathervane goes its own way;
an ominous, skeletal, steel finger
pointing directly at my window as if to say,

“You’re next.”

  1. […] by Tatjana Pfennig No. 33: Rebels of this timeless town by Niki Ανδρικοπούλου No. 34: View over Nicolson Street by Benjamin Dahlbeck No. 35: Portobello by Morgan Downie No. 36: Scene by Morgan Downie No. 37: Anonymous by Dan Mussett […]

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