Origami Seasons


Chimney stacks and silhouettes
play in front of building sites
and red lights;
blurred, spotted and out of focus amongst
the divided night.
Tomorrow it’ll close in and fold up-
an origami season from the weatherman’s book-
bringing with it oceans’ rain and Sheppard’s sky seas,
all upon the south-westerly breeze,
towards the warmer climate of Florida Keys.

Winter has yet to grab its coat and join us,
because Autumn has outstayed its colourful welcome.
Spring is a pipe dream laid down next to the motorway
and Summer, well Summer will never come and grace us with its rays.