Storm on the Motorway

by Penny Buswell

Thousands of rice grains
battle with
Albinonis adagio
on Classic FM,

Blotted circles
of rain,
Creatures
from microscopes.

Vicky fights a
free-with-chips-and-beans
pink wire
Power ranger,

Spiny black
cotton wool dress
sit 2D on
a black and blue landscape.

Paramedics take
the people who couldn’t
see through the rain.
Others slow and watch

The traffic cones in the
ditch, scattered
white teeth still
gleaming.