News weak

(equestrian digestion)

a view pervades
the room evades
its responsibility
in each possibility
with those agree who
could none who see
in all the delicate
inked in print
the sight
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 author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..