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The writing is on the wall - rise of street poetry

After Banksy, now it is literary graffiti

Written by . Published on September 18th 2012.


The writing is on the wall - rise of street poetry

Post Banksy and would be Banksy-ites, we now have street poetry - this rather sad but eloquent piece appeared in Shoreditch, carefully written on the wall by the new station, a statement of sorts on the loneliness of London. It's anonymous but talented, our culture desk tells us....

He got nothing from her.
She got nothing from him,
nothing but cold air from
either of them.

Theirs was not the best
start in the harsh
light of the morning.
As reality crept around
The cracks in her curtains,

strangers arising,
false memories
pre-dawning, quickly
vertical and yawning

He picked up his adultery
from her hard
bedroom floor
the morning after the
night before

while She
kicked into the corner
behind the door the
little respect she found
left with her drawers


her chin to her chest
exagerating his flaws
feel under her thighs
squeezing tight her
black eyes, while
he tried desperately to
find the right words
with his shirt


She sat rigid in their
dirt. They were both
late for work

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