The Second Twilight Manifesto



Skip the first as we must.    Let’s begin to believe

the unbelievable.    Like a night in the tropics but

drug-fuelled with realism and the best bits to

come still liquid in the pipeline.    You keep

asking why and I try but just can’t tell you.

Whatever the inconvenience say goodbye – as

and when – to the chatter of engines.    Think

paradise in a packet or dream of Whitehall

with its by-tomorrow redactions and fad for

musical chairs.    I’m thinking how delicious is

the fruit how stale was the committee.    Say hi

to the next new intelligence arresting the mind.


Peter Dent
Illustration Nick Victor

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