CARDBOARD CITY

bridge

Before, in the putative asylum of her bedroom
whether alone or in the company of lovers
the one of curious Grecian genesis would always
keep alight the loose hanging shade-less bulb
As a vocal self-proclaimed freethinker
those who understood these things
thought this her greatest contradiction

The ignorance of brawn afforded him
an ability to see past the light and
into the darkest places as no other could
nothing deterred this one to whom the
theft of a heart came as an incidental habit
He stole hers with consummate ease
together they were almost accomplished

Had he cultivated her instead of vice-versa
their lives may have been different such was
the way of things for the ones the jungle
condemned back in the day when the spire-less
Cardboard City made welcome a lost generation
beneath a contaminated Waterloo Bridge
existing for only those who could see the
ignominy of humanity as an ice cold barrel
resting twixt fearful submissive forgotten eyes

My new book, ‘The Snow White Tigress’ Promo Video curtesy of from ZOOLON on Vimeo.

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Should it take your fancy ‘The Snow White Tigress’, can be found at;
Amazon UK link: PAPERBACK
Kindle UK link: KINDLE EDITION
Amazon US link: PAPERBACK
Kindle US link: KINDLE EDITION

I am not entirely sure of other Amazon global links and thus I apologize for not revealing them here.


18 thoughts on “CARDBOARD CITY

  1. Love this, TOF!
    I can see the cardboard city, beside the train overpass 5 blocks from me. Yes, it’s true…. they call it Camp Covid and it’s filled with “fearful submissive forgotten eyes” and other descriptions there-in your poem.
    So, I’ll be doing a new post on GLAM soon. I’ll be mentioning The Blue-Eyed Cat and I’ll put up George’s video promo for it. (with plug for his product) Unless.. perhaps you would prefer this new The Snow White Tigress video… maybe I’ll do the new one! Spread out the promos.

    1. My thanks, young Resa. I did attempt a reblog yet WP didn’t allow that for reasons unknown…such is life. That said, another jolly fine post by you. Super stuff, Regards TOF

    1. Then you should. I myself am English, nolonger a citizen of Europe. Canada sounds rather lovely to be, still with its French connections. Regards, The Old Fool

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