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Simon Perril

daylight robbery

tired, absent minded hand
   creeps to nape of neck
feels the spine-line
   a cable of switches.

Depress a node and it nails
   near as dammit interior planets
in their exterior hold. Dear
   compressor aggressor

whose heat reconditions
  cold like a wrapped dream
sweats its material base.
  Press release; after

mild depression skin bounces
   back its button
rates velocity as requirement
   to be surplus, sent

on your way to today
   with yesterday’s ticket
to incriminate you at the turnstile
   running underground we

dodgems on electrical masts
   spark faster past the day
revolver-gray and pointing
   at your temple.

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