Ramsgate

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse17 Oct 2016

Archaic walls tower
above reflective
luminescent

green-blue
dissolving beneath
smug hulls of delusion.

In shirts
and shorts
old men

turn their backs
as autumn squalls
blow out the light.

This is no harbour,
no safe haven;
it's a drawbridge.