abolish the straight lines,
curve all landscapes
bright fluorescence occupies
all spaces and crevices
irregular trees, irregular from birth
intersperse with erratic borderless buildings
set loose from architectural pressures to conform
and unnatural rhythms of precision
as if unbuilt; as if chaos unleashed with garish
disuniformity and spasmodic liberty
allows human expression to shriek
final, fitful, free.
Daniele Nunziata is a poet and a lecturer in English literature at the University of Oxford. His poetry has been performed live on BBC Radio and has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including (most recently) the Oxonian Review, Life-Writing of Immeasurable Events, and Open House. He is also a contributor to Writers Make Worlds. His first book is forthcoming later this year.
The Ekphrastic Review
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