man hole

passive observer

passive aggressive observer

according to the observer effect, there is no such thing as a passive observer.

or a passive aggressive observer.

observing is affecting.

affect / effect

the observer effect:
observing changes

autumn / a park

[the year is years ago
the park is far away from here]

there is a bench
they sit down

lovers / ex lovers

only each other
people passing by
go on their way

the act of looking / looking at

under the unseeing
avenue of london planes
clouds and contrails

altar / alter

without saying a word
they both know
what happens next