Saturday 10 July 2010

last day on planet d

B takes a photograph with her eye.
S paints in the crust of salt with a finger of spit.
T wheels the last piano onto the fire.

P throws stones at a rock.

The afternoon turns over in its sleep,
then sleeps.

C trades her kingfisher skull for
a tinned peach. M traps air in a screw-
top jar. F plants the last of his teeth.

L pulls up the ladder,
Secures the hatch.
For Catriona S; adapted from Simon Armitage

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