Saturday Night: Drowned Out Firework.


Didn’t we

have a grand day out,

just you and I, hiding

in the shadow of the cinema glare,

a motion picture about nothing

at all and then a play,

after a hastily eaten meal,

that signified the roar

and enthusiastic, spontaneous applause

of the crowd

thankful that the rain

had spoiled a thousand bonfire nights.


Ian D. Hall 2017