A walk along Short Street, Paddington

A stone's throw away from Alex's collage
is a neighbourhood in the heart of the city.
I often find myself there - for the joy it brings!
Its roads have become footpaths,
and has been slowly and lovingly transformed 
(with paint and pot plants) 
into a leafy oasis -
Oh how happily I would live there;
I would bring potted hydrangeas and jasmine and lemon trees,
leave messages in chalk for the children,
and paint our door red.