Sunday, January 28, 2007


In a rucksack
between Oval and Stockwell
A man fingered a button
to deliver the infidels
to their heathen hells

next to packed gelignite
an object of such power
a black case of comedy dynamite
chosen to help him blend in
with his surroundings

what would make Middle Class Britain
feel as if he was integrated?
what item of mediocrity
would make him look as if he were no threat?
Just an muslim guy with a rucksack on the tube?

That analysts would reconstruct
as somehow significant
in the aftermath, the evidence collected
this would document the motive
to be analysed and dissected

He pressed the button under his clothes
after a moment of prayer
a spark connected
but did not detonate
and He Was Still There

with Ben Stillers worst film,
De Niros cultural apocalypse :
"Meet The Fockers" on DVD in his pocket
and a failed suicide bombing
to his name.


At 10:30 AM, Blogger YokoSpungeon said...

Excellent, Mark.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Mark said...

I couldn't help but think of the bizarre incongruity of having "Meet The Fockers" on DVD in a backpack containing a suicide bomb..


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