The Great Gatsby?
1 day ago
...The leather whispers to remind us
of evacuees. Their outgrown name tags.
Please take us in...
...The gods battle for quarters of the earth.
Like it’s an orange and this is half time.
They scrape together, nestle, bite.
For the sun and the planets.
Hercules turfed out of his home
and slaying all mythology...
...An array of penguins.Book-binding birds.
Mother tongues chasing
the carpets, looking for their children....
...This is Lyra’s Oxford
and if books had daemons
they’d whisper stories as well –
before and after the main one had finished.
They’d chatter fairy tales in our ears
before we’re even born....
...Now we go below the ground
to where the trains run.
Illustrations chase us there.
God sits down in his many forms.
A customer jokes that this used to be
a swimming pool. That it’s
like an internet catalogue
breathing underground. Hibernating...