At the river you can smell this autumn afternoon.
Colours cloak the banks with trees,
grasses, ferns and fading bracken strewn
around a brace of bright blobs-
one red, one yellow and each staring into the sky
at an object moving up, then sideways
dropping down to hover but not to fly. This drone
records the river scene below
and two hi-vis operators check pictures of violent water
running through split and channelled stone.
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