Thursday, December 15, 2016

Robert Sheppard Empty Diary 1956 (True Crime December 1956)

Empty Diary 1956

(no pictures please we’re history our confessions
flame at his lips: blank office block
smiles stiletto eyebrows: tank gun rotates over
mobs touching its armour for luck: hearts

torn out of daily re-animated flags: our
guts a vertical drop down the lift
shaft: dust caked the entire city: podium
imposters: panegyrics: helicopters circle dodging ancient rifles:

so much flesh flinches and hunches: sponges
for their own blood: two men sharing
cigarette kisses: flung as casually as empty
packets from trains (the Empire’s oceanic sperm:

Robert Sheppard

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