DAILY PHOTO: Three Garden Clocks [in Three Different Countries]

Taken in Chatuchak Park in northern Bangkok in September of 2015

 

Taken in January of 2017 in Bangalore at Lal Bagh

 

Taken in October of 2012 in Phnom Penh at Wat Phnom

POEM: Ruins

blocks of rubble

corners & edges eroded round

bas reliefs dulled

&

adorned by jagged cracks


once the Earth’s most massive city

in its day London was a hamlet


thriving,

dying,

&

swallowed


infinitely patient arboreal adversaries

claimed the light

drilling down into cracks

making chasms

to set roots


strangler figs, literally,

strangled

figureheads



[National Poetry Month: Poem #8]