The year is 2014 + I am happy :)
+ today I am sending emails to all of my colleagues!
I have learnt how to be happy, as happy as a mountain range
that nuzzles soft lakes, as happy as a hot municipality
or a TV interviewing walls, happy as a new car
park, a car park simmered in a nest of fumes. I truly
Like this age of ergonomic skies, skies extending
over pleasant mountain ranges + ordered lakes,
comfortable + affordable air travel in reclining seats;
skies which are the facsimiles of Sprite logos
where easy shoals of Boeings make me happy, the sun
a bursting lemon promising refreshment. The world
is singing out of this computer screen [a MacBook
Pro: the new mobile creative powerhouse!],
singing into all the corners of the breathing
room, the hard drives + the monitors, the perfect
windowsills. So let us be happy + email
our colleagues forever, as the brave white clouds
of the brave little sky plug into one another.
~ Dominic Hale
Dominic Hale grew up in Lancashire and is now based in Edinburgh. He won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010 and the University of Edinburgh’s Grierson Prize in 2014. His poems appeared in Earth-Quiet, and he was a poet in residence at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2014.