A reptile thinking its first thoughts, sets no limit on what it will excuse itself to do.The head ofjohn the Baptist sitting on a tea tray. There's a fan club meeting down the steps on Briggate.
Ice cream, eggs and bread.
Raising an eyebrow then the curtain falls. Down in Reading Gaol the writing's on the wall. Oooh Salome everybody knows me.
News travels slow. Wipes its feet and comes inside.
Coming home from India to the East Side Insh slums. A filthy city river and bubbling sedition. New imagination challenging the right to rule.
News travels slow. Wipes its feet and comes inside. Speaks when its spoken to. Leaves in its own time.
Philistine Christians focus on a target. The elegant gesture. A glimpse of flesh. Calling all the angels. Calling all the demons.