Look out after lockdown

Lockdown is knocked out (for now) so let’s look up, look down, look out, look around. Be a scout.

Photo of cloudy sky
Sky. How does she do it? Every day a new outfit, every outfit glorgeous

Back in the wings of the world’s best gym
looming over water
leaning in to the wind
now a populated quarter.
Breathe in, Zoom out.

Photo of handsome glass-fronted building on Wellington waterfront: Freyberg gym
Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre, Wellington: best gym building ever

In the tarmac a manhole
yin yang
day and night
neenish tart
Venn diagram.

Crooked photo of a road. In a large red square is a manhole painted half black, half white
Arty manhole in Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand

O my
cat’s clawing
for the sky
her aspirations hopelessly unfounded
and then there’s those brown boots
a proper downer.

Photo of cat clawing a chair under which stand a large pair of brown boots
You can’t blame a girl for trying. But the boots are a downer.

In a hurry. Too many things on my mind. Whenever I post photos only, you know that’s the case. But I’m still going to look up, look down, look out after lockdown. You too?

16 thoughts on “Look out after lockdown

  1. I must say I like glorgeous! Take out a patent quick!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      My big sister used to have an imaginary friend called Lorgeous. She was apparently both lovely and gorgeous. I think that’s the better word, but Jill holds the patent.

      1. It really doesn’t matter if it is patented (no word should be), it deserves to be heard, and used, far and wide!

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        OK Peter. So you can use them too. Nice.

      3. Scrumbillitious!

  2. Boots have their uppers too.

  3. I plan to keep my eyes open now and after lockdown. After all, I wouldn’t want to miss one of your posts!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      You made me smile.

  4. Sadje says:

    Great advice Rachel. Stay safe.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you Sadie! You too.

      1. Sadje says:

        Thanks 🙏

  5. Nyla Carroll says:

    Love, love, love it – you are a real talent Rachel and I feel so much better for reading this!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      So glad to amuse you Nyla! My work is done.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    You mean there is life after all this has died down? Not here. Not in the foreseeable future.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      One day…. Kia kaha

      1. Elizabeth says:

        Thanks. Here’s to 2022!

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