Poem by Len Lukowski (UK)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 44
| Fox cull |
In the bins of London are foxes,
hundreds of them, healthy and well-fed
on junk food.
Stalking through gardens
congregating together and attacking old women
ripping the throats out of Vicars and Priests,
bombing the Houses of Parliament
and setting fire to the House of Lords.
Eating charity workers,
breaking into Buckingham Palace
setting up a guillotine
and beheading the royal family.
Climbing up Big Ben
and detonating themselves one by one
sleek furry limbs flying everywhere
until the whole of London is on fire.
Len Lukowski is a writer and performer living in London. His work has been published in The Mechanics’ Institute Review, The Coelacanth Journal, Drowned in Sound, Chroma and Aesthetica. He also plays in a queer punk band.
Image: "Smoking Fox" by Nick Farnhill.