Sketch-music

Liffey boardwalk, June 2005

High-shriek gull-call high high slow die
High-rise low-rise help help no go
Murmur and rise-fall of Irish-English,
Japanese, German: locals and tourists
sharing the benches.
Tinny sketch-music in Japanese headphones.

River flows silent: don’t go don’t go
Footsteps, strolling the boardwalk past me
Bus rumble-rolling the street behind me
Horns tooting jaywalkers. Don’t go don’t go.
Ghosts. My own slow
breathing. Whirr and click of my camera.

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