Out Late

      by Angela Terry, Tanya McDonald, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Hedgerow #129, Autumn 2019, page 20. Originally written in July of 2019 on the road from Burlington to Lake Forest Park, Washington.

free entrance
to Westminster Abbey
candles lit for evensong                                                Angela

        black swan in the Serpentine
        at twilight                                                              Tanya

a long queue
for the last ride
London Eye                                                                    Michael

        the West End crowds
        migrate to the pubs                                               Angela

heat wave
the moon slips
behind Big Ben                                                              Tanya

        a light blinks out
        in Buckingham Palace                                           Michael