4 By Bloody 4’s
Huge SUV, 4 by bloody 4,
Parked right outside my front door.
In narrow Edwardian city streets,
Those 4 X 4’s like to retreat.
I can admire the metallic paint,
That the late evening sun warmly glints.
But there is no light streaming through,
My tall beckoning windows as it ought to do!
The pollution that these vehicles exhale,
Dust’s lungs and glass in dirty veils.
My city is not 4 X 4’s natural habitat,
Country lanes and tracks is where that’s at.
But what about the snow!
4 by four drivers want to know.
Well in our cities, those 2 days a year,
Mean you should stay at home and drink beer.
Lisa Lopresti (she/her)is a poet from the statue toppling City of Bristol. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol and published in magazines and anthologies. Lisa performs in spoken word events and has found this both terrifying and exhilarating. She likes to convey poems to portray, this life.