by Callan Davies

A sort of curdled-milk sky

and the council houses


A-reg cars

and the iron terraces,

and football shirts

on the way to the shops


the car stereos

and the drum and bass.


The Greengrocers shop

and the boarded night clubs,

and the wind-swept Tesco bags,

on fly-posted lampposts.


A sort of illegal Sky

and the council houses.