Black. White. Flashing blue. Orange. Red. "Fight!" Aggression. A smile. The future here is declared through the slow waving hand of a child. “Weather's nice”— Silver hair shivering at a shop window, newly-replaced. Mouth-mottled paving. Footsteps hand-in-hand— A crackle of voice received— “Over”. Door slam. Inextricable, indeterminable sound avoids separation. Approaching tide on sand. Felix Ortiz-Szewiel
The Automatonical Replacement of the Broom Driven somewhat dangerously by Dennis, (well versed in recent advances in health and safety, but blissfully unaware of his surroundings), With one arm hanging from the cockpit It fires the sound of Impending attack, With a thick-bristled Hitlerbärtchen Raping Rooting— Flushing out culprits It annihilates With a water cannon Hidden between bared teeth. Keeping the road Like a leashed Alsatian following its Prey, it threatens With a Blizkrieg sound And a whirl of spray, Driving the unwanted underground. Tomorrow it’ll be unmanned and unremitting, under the influence of silicone chips, cold, unbending to resistance— But today the hi-vis jacket coughs and spits and scratches in the cockpit— to the scratchy tune from the cockpit radio.
The Gravediggers ‘A spectre is haunting Europe’ Between four walls A young migratory thing Twitches— Rhythmical, Nervous little thing On amphetamine. The wise, tall grass pays no attention, Too busy steeping a head in the glass stream (Tic-tock, tic-tock.) But the teenage gulls complain, Missing out on the action— Above old mourning doves Occupying a bench; Settled like book-ends, in love. If one should die, what happens to the other? (Tic-tock, tic-tock.) Not far away, just a step from Royal Gala walls— The pungent smell of coffee, bitter, sweet; Sliding from a cafe on a narrow street; Melts amongst a grey and steady stream. The foreign exchange— The feuds of family, Inter-generational conflict— The baby-boomer stealing Confectionary— 'Show your hand too early Your daughters will steal it.' Be wary. Steer toward economic viability— Trust no-one. Take the advise of tarot. Pool resources. Flexible equity, Hedged, Leveraged— Variable options, Market liquidity. ‘Can you hear a distant march?’ (The gravediggers are here.)