flat down there nearer by the sea
where all hope is abandonedĀ  via the councils

voted for

where it was decided to buy the higher house
in both scenarios

with grit and slight gusto

things come in layers
and differing shades

he taught us in painting class

step by step until drowsy

so we opened the windows
decided not to return again

is flat down thereĀ  nearer the sea
we sat and watched the train come in
admired the white horses grazing afar

birds played on the fences