THE LADY

K.T.C.37.b.16, page 115

LADY BLOOD GOES BACK A LONG WAY

ALONG SILK ROADS AND SPICE ROADS AND EVEN SLAVE ROADS

MERCHANTS AND LORDS PHILANTHROPISTS AND GAMBLERS OF LIVES

BUT BLUE BLOOD THAT COMES LIKE A VINTAGE WINE

FERMENTED IN CASKETS OF TIME

IT EITHER CARRIES ALONG OR IT DOESN’T

AND PURIFIES OR DOESN’T

IN MY WOES AS A NURSE I CAME TO KNOW SUCH A LADY

A LADY WHEN IN MY MADNESS I SPAT AT HER

THE COLOUR OF MY SYLIVA  TURNED BRIGHT TURQUOISE BLUE

BECAUSE REAL BLUE BLOOD TURNS EVERYTHING TOXIC

INTO A BLUE AS BLUE AS THE SUMMER SKIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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