London My Lebanon

from by Steven C. Davis



A monkey in a God skin waves a chain above its head.
‘We will fight them on the beaches’ becomes
The thunder swell of lap dogs clapping.
A red sparkler takes to the sky
Too early for bonfire night
Ascribing the arc of the London Eye
In glory over the Thames
Lighting up the whole of London
Until completing its arc it falls earthbound.
A tower of cards a domino gallery
Disrupted and scattered tiles like paper hats
And the ricochet of Christmas crackers
Laying waste to Harrods and Marks and Sparks
Trafalgar’s Square revels in the ruins
Of a New Year the same as the old.
Snow deadens the sound of gunfire in the playground.
Ash rains down from on high.
The rough beast slouches towards Easter
As the country is crucified
As Blair declares war on Lebanon.


from Sorrow Works: A Collection, released August 3, 2014



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Steven C. Davis

Steven C. Davis is the author of Cornix Sinistra and Armageddon Angel, a pair of apocalyptic science fiction novels set in a series of alternate Readings.
He is the co-author of The Heart's Cog Imperative, a dark and twisted Steampunk adventure tale.

He is also a poet and the presenter of the GASP radio show.
He lives in Berkshire and makes a damn fine chocolate cake
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