Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Fog wraps round chimneys
stacked in brown brick,
settles on satellite dishes.
irritates the eyes,
disturbs the intake of breath.
Salford bleached by rain –
a wet wind blows
through a line of washing.
Plump, two pigeons
perch on a fence
as humans flock to the new Tesco.
Fog frost, the smell of petrol,
the peaks of Quayside apartments
vanish in the aerial grey mist.
Copyright © 2014 by Richard Mather