Day 16: Questions

Michael Wilson:

When do the leaves retake the buildings?


When the buildings are all crumbled to ashes

giant speech and giant hands no longer mechanic

the fairytales will leap off the page and retake

a world, that is on a backwards slide to the past


Sharks are the prey and we are the insects

making up ant hills, diving deep mole hills to hide

Bacchaus reawake and claiming his grape vines

Tendrils strangle our bottle racks


museums of natural history become obslete,

fossilised skeletons of our hands, of our feet

going back to gorillas and chimpanzees

stone buildings will be bulldozed by trees


we seeded the world with granite and coal

power stations smooth as elm rose taller than woods

the earth is all chained up by tarmac

when bricks have started to blossom in season

the leaves will have retaken the buildings.


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Posted in NAPOWRIMO Becca, Poetry Scrawls, Sara's Photos

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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