Rachel Bailey

The London Bridge…

Has fallen
cycling after seventy years.

Her casket embroidered
with gold lions, harps,
and Queen Mothers jeweled apex.

Leaving behind
unstained trotting marble
furnished gems
stolen memorabilia
gleeful /dispirited hosts
and unruly descendants
who wear pretty coat of arms.

A bitter commemoration
this telegram.
I will not celebrate the death of one oppressor
who will birth a new one.
I wonder what coat it’ll wear?

Artist: Rachel Bailey





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