Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Return Of The Invisible Gangsters


There’s a lay-by near a bridge. It leads to a village named after the bridge. There are a lot of zeds in its name. The village has a long, curling name like a snake. Damp parlour weather. A white showman’s trailer pulled behind a bull-nosed truck. Parked in the lay-by near the zed shaped bridge. Silver foil from a cake dropped on the rainy slate. Shines like an eye. A pair of boots lying on their sides as if they belong to an invisible gangster after a shoot out. We’re a long way from home, boys. The rain falls in a mist. Views of falling water. Slate shores. Bridges further below. Arches. Vertigo. Tall weather for tall tales. Invisible gangsters after a shoot out.

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  1. Mysterious and dizzying.

    I imagined one of the invisible gangsters, in the reflective period after the shoot out, crouched on the bank beneath the zed-shaped bridge. His hands in the water, as if grasping for something.

    Silverfish, perhaps. But of course we can't know for sure.

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    1. Thanks Tom. Silverfish it is and shall be.

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    2. I can envision this as a scene from a movie where "Gunfight at the OK Corral" would pale in comparison.

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    3. Yes, let's do it. I think Anthony Hopkins would be keen to take on the starring role.

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