Cosy in a corner of the bay
Seemingly snug and secure
But it’s another white knuckle landing into Wellington city
And Air New Zealand looks forward to seeing you next time you travel
The air tastes brand new, unused, and freshly imported from the south
in copious volumes.
The waterfront is a succession of gentle surprises.
Utility meets art
Corrugated iron, wood, stone and water combine
with the pale light.
This is the place for doing
rather than just observing or parading
The home of the verb
So say the words, chiseled on the stone
at the water’s edge
Borne out by the suited office workers
who fold their pinstripes on the wharf in a neat pile
And calmly enter the water to train during their lunchtime break
This is the place of the verb indeed

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