Published in New Verses from New Voices, the second collection of poems of the ‘New Voices’ poetry group, Wellington Square Press, Sydney, 2016, p. 29.
From Cheyne Row’s Roman Church,
Parishioners warm to their annual
Procession, every July 7
Drawn irresistibly to the Tower.
Chanting the rosary and
Prayers in sing song, pilgrims
Move along King’s Road as
Maseratis, Porsches, Mercedes Sports,
Rolls, and one Morris Mini are
Trapped behind hymns. Once what
Moved earth and heaven, is now
A delay, contemplated before
Chelsea motorists, the polite,
Curious, impatient, and indifferent.