M1 in Winter (Watford Gap 1 mile)

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Mist enwrapped trees extinguish the low orange glow of the Sun
Taillights warm the twilight ahead
Headlights shine on traffic cones and road workers  jackets
Jagged shadows in a field reveal a ruined brick barn
Aerofoils loom above, rotating for electricity
We return from lunch with a son at University
Time, long and relaxed, spent talking junk
Films, comics, games, YouTube
Reconnecting the family

Each capsule of metal alongside, before and behind
Contains a story
Adulterous trysts? Mismanaged meeting? Half Term visit to the Zoo?
All these journeys and ours are twenty first century bubbles
Made manifest in the manic twentieth
Our posterity is as yet uncertain
The fields and their shadows will outlive us all
Animals will graze, trees loom in the dark
And Suns set, wetly

Copyright © 2017  Kim Whysall-Hammond

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10 Comments to “M1 in Winter (Watford Gap 1 mile)”

  1. Kim, really loved your detailed and interesting descriptions. Topic was great. Loved – “The fields and their shadows will outlive us all” A wonderful reminder of the tiny, tiny scratch we make in the grand scheme of things.

  2. I love it that you are so well versed and full of knowledge!! Yes, now that you mention it I do recall that. Not the main stream view down through most of history is it?? Be careful – chit-chatting is addictive! LOL!

  3. Love your username – the cheesesellers wife

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