Nov. 12, 2021

returning . . .

 

the venerables

refuse to head

into winter sleep

 

au contraire

they emerge from

cosseted lairs

 

gravitate by

bus train foot

to city north

 

for a moment

gaze back

towards their cocoon

 

not too late

to revert

into locked known

 

but no - falter

forward - shuffle

up the square

 

stand before a

georgian splendour

 

on one more push

ascend granite steps

 

Peter Clarke