Distribution Hum

Monument of steel construction
conductor of current alternating
power along the slack dark lines
strung out from the metal matrix

A tower of modern archictecture
distributor of instant energy
unleashed by a finger putting
pressure on a plastic switch

In the quiet of the morning
attracted by the magnetic field of
the constant hum of distribution
I listen to it’s voltage powered song

The fence to protect and prevent
the spikes to discourage and repel
yellow sign announces danger, beware!
earthed, brambles unaware, pay no heed.

Ciaran Burke


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