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Late Victorian School
larrylark

Upper window frames
 1
gave Olympian gods purchase,
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a base to somersault
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against cobalt blue glass
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above fearful faces
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compelled to propel
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rickety bones
 7
through passable parodies
 8
of balancing elegance,
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then roll over mats
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they wished were black holes,
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vanishing points on polished wood floors.
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The Gods turned their backs
 13
on the grey worn cobbled streets stacked below.
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Factory, church, tied terraces shadowed life.
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The school hall emptied,
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someone sighed into silence,
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suffocating air stalled
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in a distant classroom.
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A teacher mused while pale pupils
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chanted mantras of knowledge
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they will never need or use.
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20 Jul 10


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Very neat images
 — psychofemale

Tidy
 — larrylark

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