Friday, December 11, 2009

New Poetry by Ashley Capes

not just you

but a lover's camera
poses everything:

from the pack of longbeach 20s
crushed into the stone wall

to the city-sanctioned fernery
with its green rattle of spring,

or the toddler with an inevitable
ice-cream smile

a bystander pointing out

and the mass of school uniforms
bottled up at ATMs

- even the buildings lean
to get in shot.

- Ashley Capes 2009

1 comment:

Mark William Jackson said...

Excellent piece, Ashley has an incredible ability to get down to street level and show you things you would otherwise have passed without notice. And then force you to look again.