LONDON HIGH, painting by ZALANS, Latvia

LONDON HIGH, by ZALANS, Latvia (copyright dell'artista)

LONDON HIGH, by ZALANS, Latvia (copyright dell'artista)

MY TOWN

 

My town is London

It is dirty, smelly, noisy

And I love it

 

Rats feast on

Fast food and leftovers-

Burgers, buns and ketchup.

 

Refuse bags left to rot

On Oxford street

Mingling with car fumes.

 

Hawkers sell plastic souvenirs

Tourists and residents shout

A tangle of languages.

 

Hear and see the exotic throng

Under the yellow sky

Gesticulate and sing.

 

 I step through litter

Feel the hum of life on the streets

All music to me.

 

AERONWY  THOMAS

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