A modern parable …


Standing tall conspicuous,

though largely ignored.

Transporting invisible energies

to multitudes, unknowingly

dependent on his stability,

beneficiaries of his constancy


Proudly holding aloft,

cables cackling merrily

as if impersonating

those perched to rest and preen


Relentlessly buffeted in howling gales

and wintry storms, exposed and

un-sheltered yet still  standing –

as if to attention


And so may we …