Just Say These Words

Just say these words
And from concrete corner of the city
I’ll call the plastic bags to leave their spiralling affairs
And glide this way
To cut a ghost ballet in your street

Just say these words
And starting from the trailing ends
I’ll roll up the criss-cross liquorice of the nation’s roads
To a great sticky wheel at the garden gate;

Just say these words
And pulling the drawstrings that threads the sea-bed’s edges
I’ll tear them from the land
To curl and reveal their black basalt undersides,
Enfolding the oceans in a purse-lipped kitbag
That drips mud and drops shipwrecks into your lap;

Just say these words
And we’ll drive the earth from its measured ellipse
And take it where we like
Skidding across the sun’s corona
To catch on the whiplash tip of a flare
And hurl back out past planets all with names;

Just say these words
And watch the world explode,
In catastrophic events of our own invention
Leaving you floating in a tank of clear white light
With just this piece of poetry in your hand;

If your faith in me should fail,
Just say these words.

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