In England's north country,

where I grew up, the word was 'the gliff', the transient glance; the unexpected view of something that startles or intrigues.

 

Within the American city, the gliff

can reveal compelling studies

of human behaviour.
When starkly realistic and devoid

of sentimentality it can, in a moment,

capture the humanity of life there.

 

The city is a wonderful subject for study

but it's the people who move within it;

how they give life to it and are, in turn,

effected by it that takes my attention

and provides the gliff of constantly new

perspectives on modern urban life.

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