Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wealth and Leisure and Bunnies

On Jericho Beach
the retired and semi-retired
walk along the edge
of a field of black-berries.

Cameras
with large
expensive
lenses
dangle from
their necks.

They bend down
to photograph
families of rabbits
feeding an arm’s length
from the brambles.

I run by
in fancy shoes
bought with money
withdrawn from an account
set-up for me
by my grandfather.

If I wasn’t
already prejudiced
against those with the
wealth and leisure
to photograph bunnies,
I’d probably find
the whole scene
beautiful.

But instead
I rolled my eyes
and turned up
the volume on
my iPod.

1 comment:

Jen said...

irony! love it.