Friday, 18 June 2010

The gleam

The cutthroat razor held
like a Greek capital gamma
throws

a boomeranging flash
of sharply reflected light
over the ceiling,

into the coign
down the wall to the poster
a strip of brylcreem

gleam
over the ink and paper, then
upward to coign

over the dog-leg, along
and back along the ceiling.