Friday, 5 October 2012

Goods In


One time we opened a packing case from India.
Prised the lid with a crowbar. Shredded newspaper.

Shredded paper in pink and green-lime.

A cigarette pack with the warning: cigarettes are injurious to your health.
Then on the front, in old-time lettering cigarettes for the real man.
We pulled this stuff out. This is what the Boss pays us for.

Paper like a mad clown’s wig decorating the grey floor.
Then something starts moving.

The Boss comes in. ‘Look, look’,
the black shape crawling through the papers, flexing its pincers.

4 comments:

  1. The mad clown's wig should have prepared us, but still, the metamorphosis comes as a surprise.

    Spooky... and fine.

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  2. Shredded paper in pink and green-lime--I like this a lot. Also: Boss, India.

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