Sunday, 6 May 2012

The News

Watching in the yard our tree’s tousled leaves
and seeing with this season’s eyes
a scared crow; it’s head an animated gif
of a madman crossing an empty street

I look again at the mail you sent
and marvel that something so important
can hide inside such inconsequence
the way a normal day can turn
from humdrum tasks to emergency room
with less warning than a wasp’s sting,
in this case it’s the price of being interesting.