Home page

Editorial details

Browse other issues

Subscribe

Guidelines for contributors

Contact details

Interviews

Currajah (news & notes)

Famous Reporter # 33
 

 

 
JAL NICHOLL
 
         Frieze
 
Your old shoes have nothing to say
their tongues in hollow heads – but you decided
to give them one more day
 
in the basement where pages
uncut a century and longer
keep silent. Then go and crowd
 
abreast with the others
their eyes facing the same way
as your toes, in their own sweat and darkness
 
straining to see the show. Where then
but to the fortune-teller
whose uncanny knowledge amazes you
 
when she invokes your fears by name;
– not that her predictions ever
come true, but her dictum
 
that one who is damned on earth has eternal life
is certain, and you take it home.

 

FR1 FR2 FR3 FR4 FR5 FR6 FR7 FR8 FR9 FR10
FR11 FR12 FR13 FR14 FR15 FR16 FR17 FR18 FR19 FR20
FR21 FR22 FR23 FR24 FR25 FR26 FR27 FR28 FR29 FR30
FR31 FR32 FR33 FR34 FR35          
                   
EXIT TO GOOGLE LINKS HOME PAGE