Poetry written during the nationwide lockdown is being inscribed on utility boxes dotted around Auckland’s CBD. Journalist Michael Andrew’s poem is nestled among the road cones and diggers on the corner of Custom and Queen Streets.

“Take time, listen to the Waihorotiu valley.
Its heart beats louder than earthworks,
Swells larger than a ribcage of cranes.”



The utility box his poem is displayed on has since been damaged by those very roadworks.