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The Door




                                       Strider Marcus Jones


                                    Strider Marcus Jones is a poet, law graduate

                                     and ex civil servant from Salford, England.


                                                             the door
                                                             between skyfloor
                                                             topbottom


                                                             is rankrotten


                                                             portalbliss
                                                             or abjectabyss.

                                                             it contains conversations
                                                             confrontations,
                                                             hiding loves two-ings
                                                             in lost ruins-


                                                             shuts us inside ourself
                                                             with or without someone else.

                                                             we,
                                                             the un-free,
                                                             disenfranchised poor
                                                             have no bowl of more-
                                                             only pain
                                                             on the same plain


                                                             as before,
                                                             homeless
                                                             or in shapeless boxes,
                                                             worked out, hunted, like urban foxes-
                                                             outlaws on common lands
                                                             stolen from empty hands.


                                                             files on us found
                                                             from gathering sound
                                                             where mutations abound
                                                             put troops on the ground.








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