On reading about the excavation of the Red Lion playhouse, Whitechapel

he knew it better than anyone

how everything
every last thing

all the seating & setting / the lighting / the moving & getting / all the manoeuvring & serving / the swerving & reserving / all the scraping & scribing / bringing & bribing / all the playing & plying / the kneeling & revealing / the falling & failing / all the drinking & fucking & feeding / all the needing & pleading / all the throwing & doing & daring / all the caring & not caring / the scarring & the scaring / the ending & surrendering / the wondering / the wandering / the losing / the brawling & bruising / all the knowing & the not knowing / the forgiving & forgoing / the forgetting / the regretting / all the dreaming & bleeding / the reading / the remembering / the readying / the breathing / the beginning

everything

must fall to an echo of voices in the blood
and a course of flat red bricks in the mudIMG_3148

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