Customise the Apocalypse by Nicki Heinen


CUSTOMISE THE APOCALYPSE

with personal number plates
W3’R3 ALL GO1NG 2 D1E
in one way or another
it’s the method in the madness
hear the soldier cry
in the deserted football pitch
the forest is shrinking like
wrapped chicken in the microwave
The hustle, oh the hustle
the rustle of crack tin foil
the dreary din of the ward
Horror, horror, I’ve lived through it all
and in the end, it becomes a dog treat on the nose
Bring it on, king, because on the last day
we will all be one




Nicki Heinen is published in magazines and anthologies, including Magma and Bad Betty Press’ The Dizziness of Freedom. She founded and hosts Words & Jazz, a poetry and music night at the Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston. Her debut pamphlet Itch is out now with Eyewear Publishing, and was an LRB Bookshop Book of the Year.




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