Wanchai Post Office

Matthew Harrison

White-washed, renovated, restored and quaint,
It perches beside the modern colossus
That holds its successor.
Now a conservation centre,
It receives school parties, hosts a group
Of potted plants.  

Then, proud above the squatter huts and street stalls
And the teeming crowds, it rose
Like a white-breasted gull
Poised to spread its wings,
Flex its round buttresses, its portico,
And fly.



 

Matthew Harrison,

Matthew Harrison lives in Hong Kong, and whether because of that or some other reason entirely his writing has veered from to literary to science fiction and he is currently writing poetry. He has published pieces in all of these genres. Matthew is married with two children but no pets as there is no space for these in Hong Kong.

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