some poetry, politics & what have you

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

(rob tomorrow)
for rob mclennan

for many years
in the 70s & 80s

my father worked on
a container ship doing

the route from gothenburg
to vancouver via all

manner of ports from
harwich & rotterdam to

seattle. 2 months on & 2 months
off. he said once

he preferred vancouver
to seattle but now i

can't for the life
of me remember if

he's ever given a

snow in málaga. a rare thing
the news says the first

in something like 50 years
& show respectable pinstripes

running to the top
of what little hill they

can find using their brief-cases
to slide down laughing

oblivious of work

then brushing the snow
from their pants

we eat you cook

how we learned the rivers
of halland in school

now an amateur chef asks

how do you move a river
or do you just move

the names?