Poem: The city of angels at Poetry Spread

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Image by neil.lathwood via Flickr

I have submitted a poem called ‘The city of angels’ to Poetry Spread, a project at Not Part Of Festival, Manchester.

You can read it and other poems here.

 The city of angels

Manchester – the town of no transport links.

Built for angels.

Angels don’t need to walk from Victoria to Piccadilly.

They fly.

Touching the origami crane‘s head of Urbis,

They float over the biggest retail ant mound

From one coast to another, the Arndale,

Over the two and a half bewildered trees

In what is jokingly known as Piccadilly Gardens,

And from there

Angels can already see the obsidian tracks

That lead to the dream paradise of London,

Which is only two and a half hours away –

For me:

It takes angels forever.


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