Miz Quickly’s Day 14

A View on St Ninian’s Row

this town is a map
these streets stiff as twigs
brown and grey facades
high rise into the mild air
and we walk everywhere

I am none the wiser
for watching
their heels flecked with purpose
street lights illuminate
their fear of darkness

Written for Miz Quickly’s Day 14: Two five-line stanzas. Observations from a pedestrian’s view point and from a person watching the street from a window. Photo is of St Ninian’s Row in Edinburgh. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

7 responses to “Miz Quickly’s Day 14”

  1. I love”streets stiff as twigs” and I love “I am none the wiser…” . It reminds me of WCW’s wheelbarrow poem “so much depends…” Such a lovely introduction to a thought. I also love “heels flecked with purpose”.

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    1. Thanks so much, Worms.

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  2. Awww… Aging inner-city handholders. I could follow them anywhere. Awesome work, Misky.


  3. I think you mapped out the words just fine. Even if you think they had the upper hand.

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  4. Love the photography! “their heels flecked with purpose” – Great line, Misk!

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