Poems from Transit

Rough ideas, not fully formed poems.

Transitioning

Yesterday, London was cool
with sharp sunlight slanting through bare branches
 
Misty mornings
Air chilled to a crisp
Greyness filled with grey days
 
Here the air is warm and close
It smells like a greenhouse
Emerald leaves curtsey in the rain
Vertical tracks bend the light at the window pane
Miniature waterfalls
 
Outside an aeroplane reverses and
Lightning splashes across the scene
What’s above the clouds? I wonder
Thunder grows from somewhere
Deep inside the low, thick sky
 
To my right is a large circle of friends
Solemn
One of them sobs. No-one meets his eye
 
Tomorrow it will be summer
Tomorrow I will still be fighting
And chips will fall away
Landing like rubble
And on the beach the waves will beat
Washing up surprises from afar
 
Tomorrow it will be summer.
 

Changi, Singapore

Change

Like
A flash of lightning
 
Out
The porthole window
 
Land
flowing between rivers
 
Dozing
Among films
     and songs sung to myself
 
Like
When you blink and the light shifts
 
Calm
Foreshadowing the clash
 
Feel
The changes coming
 
Like
A breath before diving
 
Breathe
New air. Washed in rain.
 
Land
With a splash, and let the wake of it rise around you, like a parade heralding the return of a hero. Or a plane touching down in a puddle
 
After flying so high for so long
 
Like
The delicious tummy roll  you feel when thunder tumbles around you
 
Like
A flash of lightning
 
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