Tristan John S

Writer, Filmmaker, Musician

Cannon Street, 9:06 30/06/03

A break.
Some time to jot down words to later turn
By construction
Into rhyme describing some second opinion of my heart
As I look around and realise – it never left.
~The stream of stereotypes that meet my gaze…
Yet I wonder, how many of them were instruments in our Design?
How just their existence meant that we would love?
If this man here – now switching hands on his mobile phone,
His green umbrella not done up, that you will never see,
But only me– had not crossed paths with this
Grey woman in a dull suit, smoking;
If not for the asian, british, Black White Yellow Rainbow of
Our Race…

How many are alive?
How many are dead to the monotony of the day?
The advertising billboards target
And miss –
They have not eyes to hear
Nor ears to see:
They are lost
In the mundane world of business, running for their caffeine
To get them through the day.


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