Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I whip the steel cable into position and catch the rope off round it.
An upward pull applied, the coil sine waves up the pole
and is caught with a guy knocker.
Between my feet a galvanized anchor eye
holds chain hoist hook,
my hands hold the cable and straight grip in bond.
Hook the grip with second hoist chain
and jack the handle.

Look up at the sun beams
bouncing off the fog bank
shrouding the city.
Maelstrom of light-
poignancy so intense
atoms of perception,
separate, distinct entities
coalesce again into task at hand.

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