Monday, April 7, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 6

Day 6 noun + colour + verb picture


Shining black signs
overlook the concourse
but cannot detect
the orange cables
packed tight and trapped
above grey pillars –
sturdy, count-on-able
as your father’s legs
locked to earth
while he swung you
around his maypole body.

nab* letters are white, the star red.
Medibank is a red-letter display
with a blue ‘i’.

Between our stationary train
and those high proprietorial signs
green grasses bob in reaction to wind
dirty white bunting (five triangles only) twitches
and a square-cut red light pole reaches
halfway up the building almost
fully-constructed. Night green,
its fa├žade of triangular windows glares.

He would have dropped you
suddenly and there, outraged
by the destruction
of horizon, sunshine’s benevolence,
the long and far-sighted view.

1 comment:

  1. I like your inclusion of shapes — and the father memories.