Infinty 2 by Sue Johnson

I sit on a sunlit bench in the Cloister Gardens
too hot to hoot
was it a car or a cat I saw

it was a plane
slicing white cloud

I listen to the clamour of gulls
then ask
do geese see God

Naomi, I moan

what is the answer
she smiles and shrugs

we panic in a pew

it’s the endless questions going round in my head
that started all this madness

you can cage a swallow can’t you
but you can’t swallow a cage can you