time lines teaser #1


What follows is a prose poem by Richard Biddle (aka bid), whose Twitter handle is @littledeaths68, and whose work kicks off the edgy Twitter poetry anthology, time lines.


Mesmerised, they stare at the swirling, suckered arms of the beckoning octopus and the shark’s dead eyes that offer no remorse. I come to watch the eels.

My father first brought me here as a boy and I fell in love with this ill lit watery stage where floating players perform hypnotic turns.

I too have gills, can breathe liquid. I too am behind glass gazing at people staring back wide-eyed at my naked form, giggling and weeping.

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