News weak

(equestrian digestion)

a view pervades
the room evades
its responsibility
light
in each possibility
right
with those agree who
might
could none who see
in all the delicate
panorama
inked in print
the sight
gasping
its eyes too shaded
too through waters waded
as if a horse’s
gaited tread
left news behind
its tail instead.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..