iainbritton

sunlight pretending invisibility

Iain Britton

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the phone

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takes you from room to room———–through seasons

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unseen

_______ an eavesdropper

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slinks along____-pretending invisibility

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___he kids himself

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he stinks of belched nicotine

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sunlight shifts on stilts____steps

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through roof-tops

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____burns holes in ceilings

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and struts away with blackened memories

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he prides himself in believing he can run
down the beach______naked

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____and plunge into the ocean

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in a cushion

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of foam____-(no one blinks)

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you barrack for recklessness
gallivanting episodes of leaping through rings of fire

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who says the chairman of this/__or that__company

isn’t impressed__-who says you shouldn’t try and enter
____the flower box of the green-lipped lady?force your way

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inside where trespassers

uuuuuuuuuuhammer in the daisies

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuulop off clover heads

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubreak buttercups

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you re-enact the age of discovery

fill___ flesh pots in the dark

squeeze through slits of light

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predictably____he is there staring into the heart of a midnight movie

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_____the lady kills swiftly

uuuuusnapping shut___ her thighs

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she writes fables for a living

she cuts and pastes

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creates who she wants____ to keep her clean


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