Fending for Ourselves

After his foot turned purple
overnight the ship’s doctor

found that a Peruvian wolf
spider had laid eggs in his toe.

We no longer have any sense
of a firm footing but these statues

are three times actual size &
what we have here is a race

of supermen. More than anyone
else he understood the power of

images yet our biggest competitor
is apathy & all the light is focussed

onto the page. “Everybody in this
film is impossibly thin & good-looking

& everything looks expensive
& glamorous,” she said.





Steve Spence







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