urban sprawl

written for Mish’s dVerse quadrille “shift”

gravel roses in the carpark
the laying of rocks and rubber

from the bus stop, 
a feral pack of eyes 
opaque as tinted windows 
drill the day

heat shifts ā€“ 
like nests of tunnelling ants -
and ticklish gum leaves 

make way for the sun

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