Tuesday 23 April 2024

Zurich PLC (draft/unfinished)


A most insatiable covetousness, divided that among themselves with which all the rest might have been well supplied, are far from that happiness that is enjoyed among the Utopians; for the use as well as the desire of money being extinguished. 

Thomas More 

Zurich PLC behind rust packet 

a cacodylic eye spent to tectonics, 

bumps, kidney shaped abscesses 

curled black lids fading shells 

little insects all screws bolts 

& dead 227 figures meant for Linz 

Tyrol locks Germania 

in a thousand springs on Bahnhofstrasse  

an unconditional Basic Income 

gets scolded in Schlaraffenland 

Bundesblatt 77% underneath light

filched rent cleared to pale 

dapple-greys all but rain

between buildings

settling this silent aperture 

on tumuli Blancpain 

ditch of frogs  

for the waking harborage 

masseuse chairs in Hauptbahnhof 

are actual police hidden between 

them proxy codes wire to wire 

noises pissed out communiques 

the guardian angel

climbing out the 7th circle

of hell on quicksilver, 

filigrees the finest truffles 

from Kernzone to be buried

in Heimplatz leased secrets

in amice song cultus medicine paste  

trespassing in reuptakes 

& go again into this suffering city

hotep strung sleep cordons 

the blood of mice, 

domestos lane I find cowered 

across muted half-sounds

red eyed filament of peace,

under the night bridge 

when it’s as quiet as this is 

in public toilets trousers down

the Suisse franc population 

of dead surrendering 

things of youth incogs bring 

some things as free

through this alkaline garden.