Seven Wonders of Our City

SALTAIRE by writer Kamal Kaan

SALTAIRE, canal-side:

The Sun sings.
Salts sits sexily
amongst sandstone streets
ageless, timeless –
did you think?
in years to come
You’d become a fine bone ornament on a mantle piece?
Tomorrow’s dust
Now rusts your skin.

Our memories
carved upon the bones
of these stones

© Kamal Kaan, 2020. These poems were commissioned in collaboration with Bradford Civic Society and funded by the City of Bradford Council as part of the Response programme.