12 Degrees & Skiving

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

London Suite IV: Crystal Palace

we’ll catch the train to the town
with the name that we would have
created stories about as children

whole realms of mythical animals
where full-maned stars grazed
leaves of enchanted elms
in a blue night, a destination
where one might quest
through a whole kitchen
drawer of desert lands
self-saucing fates

my little big sister
broken ankle, tender and tough
hoving toward me, three legged
as a sphinx’s riddle
fit and lean and Londonising
i’m in awe of her, always struck
that i don’t know when it happened
how her branches grew past me
into other tales

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2 comments on “London Suite IV: Crystal Palace

  1. Aquileana
    May 20, 2014

    Pure magic… I love the London Suit poem…

    Best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

    • Kittykatmandoo
      May 20, 2014

      Thank you Aquileana. They’re fun to write – takes me back there 😉

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