Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Utopian Drive

It’s all so new
and so it goes nowhere yet

There’s a roundabout in the middle
that you can go around and around

to your heart’s content
because there’s no-one there to mind

And then you go on to the end
which occurs at an undefined place

from which you view some scrubby ti tree
remains of an imagined forest

But it’s all too strong
like that river that flows amid

the otherwise gentle town of Salzburg
So you may as well stay in your car

where it’s safe
and you can drive on as you please

Grant Duncan, 20.3.08