Road, River, Rail

Posted by Barry Timms

From the window
Looking down the length of street
A railway bridge obscures the band
Where the Thames water would peep between two blocks.

Tyres of cars and trucks trundle the Embankment
Peeping solo and estranged
Below this brick arch.
Concentric gyrations seem imminent,
Wavering random courses probable
As the wheels slow
Nearing unseen lights.

Upon the bridge
Coloured streaks of rolling stock slip into view
Linger with a pulse,
Slide onwards.
Were the bridge removed
They’d glide the Thames water itself,
Which must be there
Though unseen from here.

These illusions
Framed and brought to life.

July 17th, 2003 | Residents, General, Reading Room, Barry Timms

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