You long to redraft
them in the same
swirl we find
in a scalp
or a conch,
but this is no
homage to nature.
If you must
free them from their
ancient structure
then simply pile
them up so they
may be mistaken
for the spent arrows
of Thermopylae.


Two granite walls
where water tore
through rock
for 200,000 years.
The legs are the lines 
you draw to suggest
the shape of the gorge.

Peter Waldor | Mudlark No. 36
Contents | Leg Paint 39/40