her name is rio

bright yellow
soft pink
bright orange
soft red
lush green everywhere
as the bus winds through the mountains.

buy this
buy that
clean white lies
surrounded by plastic and poverty.

flip-flops
shorts
and tops off
waiting for the bus
sitting on the grass
on the roadside
talking with friends.

concrete
litter
children making a home on the streets
under the flyovers
and in doorways.

football
futbol
ronaldino
ronaldo
bright t-shirts
on white sands.

rio.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Does she dance on the beach too, or is it just football?
rachel said…
will keep eyes peeled for dancing and report back...
Wolveskeith said…
Hi Rachel
I don't know whether my last comment reached you.

Liz wondered whther you had thought of anything for the Beckoner; If so I think the deadline is something like 12th January - perhaps you coul blog it!
Wolveskeith
rachel said…
hiya keith - just about to email you...