Strangers warble in Somerset House
between mouthfuls of Hamlet and chocolate cake
Underneath, the Thames flows undisturbed
Out of reach, skyscrapers rise into the ether
-phallic symbols of the times, politics and power,
lands razed, war zones; a cloud ceiling without beyond.
Down below, little men become even smaller.
Yet even among concrete, the season blooms.
- All the while the Thames flows undisturbed.