12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

London Suite VI: Sunday, after close, Vauxhall

they’re coming down
as we come out of the station
into a grimy headwind
their beards hide the late night
that has suddenly ended now
at 11am
one has his hand balled up
locked into the other’s
breast pocket propped up
against daylight the spanish guy
tells us don’t we make a sexy couple?
he’s clamped to his nascent lover who says
please tell him no
he’s red-eyed and crepe-skinned
wanting bed not wanting
the ludicrous walk there
now he’s wearing
the spaniard
as a cape
em and i walk round
the block fill in a bus exhaust 10
minutes further down
they’re crossing the road
spaniard still full of dance slipping
jeans catwalk hips mad bee dance
the exclamation of his buttcrack
jigging for the line of cars

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2 comments on “London Suite VI: Sunday, after close, Vauxhall

  1. angela highstead
    May 22, 2014

    Work-Millbank Tower next to Tate Gallery on the Thames. After work, bus stop on Vauxhall bridge. Dark, wet, raining, windy – umbrella inside out and shattered. No bus for thirty minutes and suddenly four number 36’s nose to tail. March 1978. Memories of the minutae but at the time they spoke adventure……………….

    • Kittykatmandoo
      May 22, 2014

      Gorgeous imagery, Ang, I can see your broken brollie, rain-fussed hair and great gorgeous smile from here! 🙂 xxx

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