9.02.22: Thames Walk

Stonemasons Street, London
Stonemasons Street, London

SE1 Thames Walk: This city is my familiar. Its lights falling in twinkling pieces across the bridge and through the rain. Side streets. Alleys with ancient names. The sound of my footfall joins the river’s echoes — clattering dishes, cutlery, table-talk, riverside cafés. A couple want a romantic photo, asking politely. He hands me his mobile phone, and I say, “Be careful who you hand over your phone to; it might be the last you see of it.”

No hyphens to grab
There’s no white space at high tide
River of questions

Stonemason Streets of London, Photo from Deviant Art. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

9 responses to “9.02.22: Thames Walk”

  1. Oh, lovely. I love wandering around London, and there’s so much to see along the Thames. And the noise of people – I have missed it so much, without even realising.

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    1. My dentist is in London, as is my optometrist, so I make the trip up there at least twice a year. We used to make an effort to do dinner or theatre once a month before Covid struck. I miss that.


  2. What a quaint looking street. You bring us back to reality with that last comment.


    1. I’m always surprised how daft people can be with their phones.

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      1. 😂 People can be daft, period!

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  3. Leadenhall Market always took me back. Could have been Dickensian.


    1. My optometrist is in Leadenhall!

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  4. I’m with you.


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