feeling (for life)

in the dull canal
On a winter evening round behind the gashouse


what joy

there is a medalist
in the water
at the olympic games

they are timely
these games
of twenty twenty-one

put off
for a year

held –
as though aloof –
amid wave
upon wave
of sickness

they have arrived
just as the poor
to the north of us
need persuasion
to stay at home

has struck
our neighbour
and they are struggling
to cope

to their freedoms
are the new
south welsh

is acting as opiate
and the masses
are imbibing

and so
am I

sound and movement

and skill

a suggestion
of life
all of the world
feels dead


8 thoughts on “feeling (for life)

  1. I’m, not really terribly interested in the Olympics though my heart swells with pride at Australia’s success. I was thinking only yesterday how at least Australia has got something right and therefore something other than Lockdowns to talk about A beautiful poem Frank

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