#2,438 Seeing – Again

On hot days Kemptown’s
decay is briefly burnt off
[weed-full paths less of a
council concern] – Locals
have daubed anti-car art –
double decker buses rule
each road [lumbering on
fixed routes] – Sea source
of invidious salt drags on
auld iron works to smear
bare walls with its rufous
washes of rust – Chalking
by an absent beggar asks
for cash for lunch – A café
does a brisk trade in cake
& three quid lattes – In an
hour we have circled that
Brighton fringe – it hasn’t
improved how it appears
in all my observer’s years