Stirred: Warm World is on Tuesday 30th July in four days. Here’s my piece of four minutes.
pop, enters, noble, redundant, conceived.
This is the end of the world,
pop goes the bubble of oxygen that I carry around
like I carry chewing gum
if you accidentally swallow it will live in your veins
coating them with minty scent
It will enter your bloodstream making you elastic
a redundant gummed object
Wrigley’s wrappers look noble as a library’s stone steps
clambering up to where the end of the world lives
in books and cigarettes and flames.
You strike a match, you always wanted to see how well
water would burn.