A ~Syndic No. 39 ~ Ferlinghetti Memorial
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London Crossfigured

London Crossfigured

Narrated by Tony Dawson

Spain

London
 
                  crossfigured   
                  creeping with trams
 
         and the artists on sundays
                                        in the summer   
   all ‘tracking Nature’
                               in the suburbs
 
             It
                could have been anyplace   
                         but it wasn’t
                              It was
                                       London
 
                                                and when someone shouted over
 
that they had got a model
 
                                  I ran out across the court
 
                     but then
                                 when the model started taking off
                her clothes
                                 there was nothing underneath
                                                                           I mean to say   
    she took off her shoes
                                     and found no feet   
                  took off her top
                                          and found no tit
                                                under it
                  and I must say she did look
                                                          a bit
                                                                ASTOUNDED
                         just standing there
                              looking down
                        at where her legs were
                                                         not
 
         But so very carefully then
                                                she put her clothes back on   
and as soon as she was dressed again
                                                      completely
                      she was completely
                                                 all right
 
                Do it again! cried someone
                                                       rushing for his easel
 
                But she was afraid to
 
                                       
                                           and gave up modelling   
 
 
            and forever after
 
                                                
                         slept in her clothes

 

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