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Scene by Morgan Downie

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Title: Scene
Author: Morgan Downie
Number: 36/100
Allocated postcode: EH1

Scene

you approach
this city forensically
follow the staggered
spatter patterns
of previous
mishaps
mis-
adventures
they are
warning lights
guiding the way
in a burning building
dark smoke
lies in embers
in your lungs

until
there it is
the red room
raw as mucosa
ugly with blood
the spilled guts
of memory
a pathological
geography
here
you thought
you must
die

just a place
a way point
un-signposted
anonymous
all this
your heart
knew
beating, mindless
stronger always
than you

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