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Sport 40: 2012

Self-adhesive horror stickers

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Self-adhesive horror stickers

Grey sickles, speckled with blood
for your convenience. Some eggs will be patterned
this way, the eggs of middle European songbirds.

Day appears upon its stage
a Bakelite green gently usurping the dark.

To wake in a landscape made of people
appearing from the earth as bulbs
as signposts will, pointing their fingers at crossroads.

The body made in particular order
may be unmade in a treasury of ways
as when you sweep into your paw
the grey nubby hands of a jigsaw.

You can buy a three-dimensional wound
to stick on your arm like a little bloody cunt

though the one boy I know
went to Halloween as a doctor
with a heart inside a jar.