Malta, June 2016



The weight lulls: the heat stretches long.

Young men prowling in cats’ alleyways,

Waiting for shadows to span under the sun,

Watching the women. A cigarette seethes.

One man – lazily feline, exquisite –

Turns. Overhead the evening murmurs,

Rises and swells in the waves. From this balcony

It seems the street melts down to a sleeping sea,

The expectation salty in the air.



Scribbled hastily, and potentially under the influence of local wines, under the Maltese sun. 


2 thoughts on “Malta, June 2016

  1. Dear James What good holiday it sounds and How you have captured it. Thanks for passing on a vivid moment so sensuosly. Gran

    Sent from my iPad


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