Canto CLXVIII

If in doubt, follow the river to you reach
the meridian of the urge for home
then ride it gently back until you’re beached

onto your threadbare couch, Londinium
was born because the Thames frustrated those
that built straight roads that flatlined back to Rome

and each that came here since is just as lost—
there never was a logic to this tangle
of towers, markets, boozers, dingy depots

that counteract the racists and right angles.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 00:52:22

    So often your poetry strikes a chord. Yes… the greatest city on earth; home to the new Anglo Saxons, a people drawn from the four corners of the globe. A city of massive individuality and very little self doubt, the antithesis of racism and right angles.

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