Frances Presley


 

9/2

 

prose of the Jubilee

 

lines from her forehead

press down to the bridge of her nose

Introduce someone to our world

 

It’s harder to enter Number One

through its transparent stiles

 

“the absence of colour emphasises structure

and geometry”

Contemporary Applied

Arts

 

I dreamt that our rich host was kindly showing me round his art gallery, and then I saw you slumped in a corner, blood on your face.  You were fortunate – he was paying for your rehabilitation

 

praying for your rehabilitation

 

“we call it shouting”

he explained

this use of underlining

or capitals

 

the danger of walking or cycling

past scaffolds in squalls

or standing with security

under a red citigroup umbrella

 

blown back

follow anyone

under the glass

 

Capital Wharf

no memorials

no libraries

no books

 

this free paper:

 

the bean counters

long summer

banks pet

banks put

STOP

to exile of Thatcher

island of lost soles

 

forget the rest

click on to the best

 

leaving soles on the sally ledges

peer above the spikes

 

AN UNDERTAKING

Which, under the favour of GOD, shall contribute

STABILITY, INCREASE and ORNAMENT

smudged line of cement  

bisects the stone slabs

 

 

con                   tribute

stab                  ility

or                     name

which               under

 

Number One

is a Periodic No.

 

at its centre

 

              im       press

be           spoke

        sen                 sation        

     hirst                    emin

   enter                      tain

intern                        ation

    mas                      erati

       be                    like

     bed                    room

          en                  joy

            se              cure

              tow  (e)  ring  

 



 

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