Thursday, 31 May 2012

Scene from a passing car (East Kilbride 8.12 am).

Already up to cause a fuss, 
When spooked by the horn of a passing bus,
(Gone, past Micky Ds),
An angry boy trying grown-up clothes,
Finger salutes invisible foes.

Cap is lifted forty-five degrees
To let off steam;
In an instant, all ashout:
"You know what? I'm mean."

Then,
Vengeance dribbling from his lips,
With gallus, rehearsed, swaggering hips,
And a single nod to his young team,
He's off again,
To live the dream.

6 comments:

  1. Vivid. The hallucination of maturity evaporating like fog before the sun.

    Saddens me some.

    Beautifully done.

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    1. Thanks for that very poetic response Chantel!

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  2. No matter where in the world we walk or drive, we see versions of this perfectly painted character. You did the scene poetic and literal justice.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I saw this character on the way to work. It only took a second's snapshot to recognise him as someone we all know well, which, as Chantel says (above), is quite saddening. Thanks again for taking the time to read this,
      David

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  3. hoping that in growing up my boys dont try on the finger salute, but it is reality you know...nice capture of him...

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  4. Yes, I am strongly agreed with you, and thank you very much to let me know, because I was searching about newest car.

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