Moving in Grey

MOVING IN GREY

The painting came first – then the poem

People moving in grey

Blue coats – red coats – orange coats

             …

But moving in grey

Going about their business

Concentrated looks 

Or in puzzlement and inertia

             …

But moving in grey

              …

People trying to lift the morning

They try remarks

Sly remarks – dry remarks

But all fade away

              …

Moving in grey

              …     

Lunch-break – a time to rest

Feet up

Hands move across lunch tables

“Pass the salt – sugar or sauce”

Cuffs scuff as they move away

Time to go back

              …

To moving in grey

              …

The weekend is reached

Another week gone

What to think about now

As we travel on

              …

Moving in grey

              …

Somebody stood out

They got out of grey

Only to return to

             …         

Moving in grey

             …

Zombie-isation of the world

Means all feeling and morals go

‘No colours anymore

I want them to turn black…’

             …

Nobody will admit it

But that’s the craic

Through this metaphor I say:

             …

Everyone

is moving

in grey

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