12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

April 20 – from Piazzale Michelangelo

from the nape of the city
i tap the vanished days
scoop the Dome’s hollow parts
shedding from towers
pigeon and swallow
skim lower
edifice, geometry
etched and sketched and photographed
without relent
it should be flash-faded
though it glows as ever
caught in the traces of my fiction
i want to know every particle
the lives they return to each night
the loyalties, the accidents
the ones
from before
who stayed here
to form the sediment of ghosts

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2 comments on “April 20 – from Piazzale Michelangelo

  1. Yvonne Louis
    April 24, 2013

    I love the sediment of ghosts. Thanks Ali for the inspiration on a regular basis.

    • kittykatmandoo
      April 24, 2013

      Thanks Von, my pleasure! Catching up on the last few days…everything still in notebooks, written on the hoof xx

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