On Roofs of Terry Street
Television aerials, Chinese characters
in the lower sky, wave gently in the smoke.
Nest-building sparrows peck at moss,
urban flora and fauna, soft, unscrupulous.
Rain drying on the slates shines sometimes.
A builder is repairing someone’s leaking roof.
He kneels upright to rest his back.
His trowel catches the light and becomes precious.