The Cold Bank Ravens

by G.E. Simons

Cyan blues filter slick

Sick riven waterways

Hubcap orchestras strum rivet rhythms

On idle crane lines

Jagged sprayed jolt studs

On foundry steel drum cakes

In shipyards

Encrusted furnaces

And buffet laid social clubs


Wrought iron powder odour

Dusts a dumb languish

Sods of packed cotton

Baled and meat padded

Idle life lining

In punch drunk waiting rooms

On election routes

In machine decks

Debating over covered billiard tables