Wednesday 24 January 2024

Paternoster Square (draft)


Paternoster Square 

this small & weak dreaming field 

background to work 

New Classical macroeconomics 

New Classical tiny glass beads

new satin finish

logscales peerless white limestone 

of chlorine ducts or some flaming urn 

& no drinking water, a sabre of light

filigree lightness is anodyne 

& as low as possible 

over the tidal Thames

these decoy vents feed you air, 

off seed cathedrals & noon-marked 

monocoques hollowed dusks 

developments in the wreck 

of our anti-ferrules 

get scratched inside 

the wet paper brain 

Werkstatt from the swilling 

ideas engine’ Stanhope PLC 

a field of glass, windswept Thomas

,, your mother’s bead expertise, voluminous

seeing futuristic housing prototypes 

in Milton Keynes &

 yet the Workplace Mediation Specialist 

hangs a heavy chain over my heart  

your team knows why 

& takes my eyes out 

at the Construction Expo 

Five Angel Heads Comprise,

the biosphere & how to die in it? 

sitting on the 

laver of eclipsed arches 

all human malevolence 

is planned orange light 

porphyry stone stand on the backs 

it’s meaningless orange light 

porphyry stone & the loggia curls quiet 

out composite social bowels 

typology bonded & elevated again, 

cleaned spurriers to mercer yoke

& no passage for foot 

in the shadow of the new Cathedral

the paying metronauts 

‘I came here to swim

in the highest pool in Europe’

& they’ll be back again tomorrow 

plugging austerities 

back in the wren 

a blue midnight tabulation 

spitting out concrete 

the drills, the controlled explosions,

the corporation of London 2001 

diminutions of wedded nodes 

& you eat them in the Giant Needery

a warning amputated, 

little britain with wards tested 

gladi/haemophilia + binos

to become a new kind of city: secure, 

in the evenings golden hour

its trapping soft barriers checkpoints 

curled in urban renaissance

even death was still turned

darned to caw out

about this local cluster, 

you are bowed through 

to come again

draped in black velvet 

above the winged 

griffin that ramps the monument

a ‘place-making representation’

a silver trowel depositing coins inside 

you & you soon forget 

the skin the skeleton hanging out 

What do you think about this power dynamic?

in the shallow end of Bullism 

What makes this local cluster “stick”? 

What has contributed to the failures? 

What could be interesting to investigate

about this ‘local’ cluster? 

in your head Nomura & Merrill Securities 

King Charles III, finds it pleasing

the heritage markers resuscitated 

now & shaped into a grab-rail 

to come to terms with the view