FK (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Between This Fence And The Horizon


Not half as old as he feels,
The boy peers into the horizon.
The dusk swelters heavy and thick.
Twilight embers drizzle:
Effervescent bubbles pop in midflight.
He leans on the fence elbows propped;
Fingers splash on the coolness
Of that can cradled in blistered hands:
(last inhabitant of the trusted esky) .

On the other side
Of the here and now is There.
There is too faraway from today.
The boy climbs over the fence,
A worn foldaway chair in tow:
Somewhere else but here;
Anywhere else but near.
He shifts again then stops,
Not half as old as he is weary.

Drone of insect calls increase,
The fauna tune instruments-
An evening symphony underway.
The fizzy drink has gone flat.
As usual comforts annoy,
Tepid memory fades into the dark.
His day gone by,another year lost:
Dust in wisps fly off to who knows where;
Not half as weary as he is cold.


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Creative language Frederick, nice flow throughout.