Friday, October 16, 2015

Sun, St. James Park

Once a place for royal hunting,
close by the palaces of Westminster,
surrounded by royal vestiges
of horse guards, and statues,
ministries and The Mall leading
to the most royal residence,

now a royal park, for commuters
hunting the shortest way to office
or tube, appointment or bus,
and fathers tossing Frisbees
whiles mothers push prams
and joggers run in packs

as cyclists circle the perimeter
seeking a way past no cycling
signs, occasionally overlooked
by the errant seeking the hypotenuse
to avoid the rush of traffic
of cars and tourists rushing

to see Her Majesty’s Guard
change at 11 a.m. sharp.

Photograph: St. James’s Park, London, Sept. 27, 2015.

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