The Catch of Commerce
The leafy cabinets of English scenes
slot together like forgotten dreams.
Slender conifers sway on distant hillsides,
curlews soar, calls rising ever higher.
In the city, people teem from glass blocks
oblivious to the frivolity of financial gain.
Swayed by the rhythm beaten on a drum,
attempting to win to show they know the score.
The land by the shoreline has been bought
already, developers prepare to begin building.
As embattled fishermen land empty-handed,
the roar of cars from the commuter’s road
reminds them of a new catch.