on a sunny day i was walking on the seafront in Southend-On-Sea.
colours may be bright but the people they are not, i heard someone say,
and i did not like it.
then i remembered
what a man had once told me when i was a kid:
I can see that you’re making fun of me, he had said,
but that’s okay
because I can also see
that you’re doing it with kindness in your eyes.
[[ images of Southend-On-Sea on a very sunny day ]]