On the Downs (In April, Evening)
bells in the evening. the red glow in the tower lights up, 6 o'clock sharp. clouds glide in from the bay, bringing the ghost of the ocean inland. there is no water in the cool air. wind in the trees, streetlamps flickering on. geckos, lorikeets. opening and closing doors. in the Western sky, the Evening Star awakens. waiting. waiting. "This is a good place."