Glen Armstrong, The Woman with a Thousand Heads #3

Diapason, from Pythagoras Sings the Blues. Stone. 2m H x .8 m W x .5 m D. Private Collection, Perth, Duncan Moon


The Woman with a Thousand Heads #3


We were the bold and funky.
Whatever gunk we stepped in
tethered us to the world.
Insane girls ran through the night

after something in Plath
or The Heathers set them off.
Sometimes we ran with them.
They had things to say

and a raw way of saying them.
Imagine the world’s smallest stampede,
a secret acquittal of criminals
whose strange new crimes

were carried out against the language
depended upon to defend them.

Glen Armstrong


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