Is it impetus I want
Dusky workers in yellow jackets,
High-vis on the side of the tracks
As we speed through the E codes to
Mile End’s white, blue, red and black?

Sleepless, I realise: maybe yes,
I love you, but love has proven not enough.
I loved you, but love has proven itself
Conditional, like so many things.
Love hasn’t always justified what it brings.

And we move in patterned dance.
I watch you, watching me, we
Watch everything, so wary.  What if we slip!
It’s a peculiar time, this ’30’.
Fingers meet fingers and find a cherry.

Published by gurdeepmattu

I’m an author and publisher. I live and work in London and am the author of “Sons and Fascination” (2011, Paperbooks). It's available here: http://amzn.to/eaTVCx

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