Museum Tales 4: Haikus for a High Street

Haikus for a High Street

trade flyers pile-up

on the abandoned door mat:

two-for-one pizzas



once family business

lost the thread sometime


no competition

with Tesco & Sainsbury’s,

Amazon online…


plastic bouquet fades

on shopfront’s dust-thick low sill;

spiders’ webs site now


ideal placing for

nails bar, tattoo parlour or



an e-cigarettes

vaping emporium or

charities’ chain;


another café

for barista-taste shoppers

with cupcake cravings…



spending on luxuries as

banks spin their web threads


Luc(e) Raesmith


Inspiration: flower paintings from the permanent collection