Poetry

Smoke Plume

As the airport bus passes the factory smoke exuded from a tall chimney climbs toward the sky it is a towering pale emanation a poisonous immense emission of man-made pollution higher than the tallest office block, a monumental offence a high wire fence surrounds the polluters while international commuters who are also voters are driven by, toward the check-ins burgers and Portuguese chickens novelty cushions and jewelled window displays glittering in purpose-built bays they pass in a daze before being led into soft aisles by women with false smiles and rising miles into the air; from the curved windows the…

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