Really it was a stern discipline for me
to stand still for that long,
while the sun hoisted itself from the sea.
And that is why I have posted all the pictures,
to remind myself when I am driving
down the long road to this place,
stupidly watching the journey elapsed time
ticking over at each slight traffic queue
and thinking that it has taken three minutes
longer than my 'best' time,
while cursing the driver who hogs my tail
waiting to overtake,
only to be stopped at a traffic light
inches ahead from me a moment later,
that there is just no need to hurtle through the day
as though the hounds of Hell are on our backs.
For what are we going to do with that three minutes 'saved'?
Except perhaps, cause an accident on a blind bend,
or at a jumped light, or a junction misjudged.
The sun will continue to rise in its own good time.
It would be a pity not to be there to see it.