Lichen

Dressington Avenue, SE4

Lichen

Beneath the lifting London mist,
I feel the weight of wintry heat
across my coated shoulders.

In the trees, on the walls and rooftiles,
sun-fed morning lichen
attends the change of season.

2 thoughts on “Lichen

  1. Lichens live in all parts of the world. They are among the world’s oldest living organisms. Some of the many thousands of varieties have been observed suffering in areas of high air pollution.

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