Stand clear of the moving parts

There’s a tangerine sun
in
an aubergine sky,
another sign?
I’m thinking of turning
vegetarian.

Signs everywhere I look
signs that I took as granted by
some mystical being and
that’s all I’m seeing
right now.

The
‘keep off the grass’
the
‘walk do not run’
signs that I spy under
the tangerine sun.

‘no pilfering.
‘no loitering’
‘buy one get one free’
signs only signs and
that’s all I can see.

‘stand on the left’
‘turn right at the lights’
‘stop at the junction’
another of the sights
I have seen
under a tangerine
sun
set in an aubergine
sky.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.