• Vol. 01
  • Chapter 05
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A Brace of Sleepers

Stacked and preened,
we lie belly to back,
back to belly,
resigned to a heap.

Thrush, Starling,
Sparrow, Warbler,
no more hedgerows,
trees will not house us.

so many plumed sleepers
pictured, in artistic recreation.

A Victorian feast-
a wild menagerie
of depressing wildlife
frozen stiff.

This stacked hill:
comfortable commuters
on an empty train going nowhere.