Simplicities of the sky

Simplicities of the sky

From what our bodies are built
           products of energy and time
things just as a king is a thing
           so too the commodities
that once passed through these docks
           things shifting things
in crates and boxes
           brain and brawn as lifting gear
their energies fired up for the day
           loading and unloading under a blazing sun
and the slow burn of all life
           and Tooley Street ablaze
with pushers of paper
           and thoughts and ideas
ten fingers to take the strain
           thoughts to hands
and hands to thoughts
           knowledge and sensation
and every breath captured
           new patterns of words
new-voiced visions
           and people not property
make a city and all made
           in time and in love

John Lyons

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