Grey by Nicola Maclean (Lucent Dreaming Issue 5)

There is nothing interesting here.
Grey stone, grey metal, grey hair
and the vicious.
Brutalism birthed this fountain,
and Modernism birthed Mondrian
who left his mark on the erupting clock tower.
A corral of pound shops glare
through glaucoma windows, their shutters
blink shut in grey light.

Grey centre of a grey town.
Grey clouds shroud a grey county
on the outskirts of a grey capital,
connected by grey veins that sit on grey

Grey feathers.

Light touch of the water mist on those
grey feathers.
Hemispherical spheres observe grey
souls from above, from below,
as they tread through gum-speckled concrete.
Grey beak pecks at a single spongy
salt-crystallised starch matchstick
in the act of ungentle dissolution.
A yellow resistance.

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