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The point is the square by Gonçalo Lamas

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

does the squarespeak when their mouths open?

the represented being

your sleep, my sleep; overstayed,

so as to cross-furnish the

dreamscape they were

arguing over tarmac

and nicotine jumps

over Parliament Square’s sweat

loads of a crowd’s mere crowding

to spite a square’s mere circling for

glory like dribbling

hopes in warm blood,

over foreign


signs of sovereign

exception come in all sorts

of opinion pile like dirty laundry tells

of rainy days and I quote

the sun rising the

same day twice:

a shiny forehead

plinth where,


human labour cries the

very same juice stars are made of

every hard fought today

vacating what free will

otherwise rest their feet on

the aforementioned geometry

but the backyard cosmology kind when

tourism is but wet euphemism for colonial expanse

may be london pigeons know it best

to shit Churchill bronze in

purely chromatic white supremacy

atop eye-level a backdrop for mum takes daddy takes kid takes other kid takes grandma takes disconcerted dog to made in China selfie-stuck buttress for national self-safeness not that spectacularly but just as effectively at the blink of the non-existing shutter on the i

rigging everyone’s smiles in unison

as they utter

as it happens:


No doubt the public should know the privates must

know the commons know already the

point or crowd at which

no clue or square


as to why the

fuck is

Mark Francois still gurgling

in the trenches of a more bellicose past,

iron banks cached to render

any utterance with the same

cheek-red impunity

for which just about any reason

is at once just excuse and reason

why just reason in itself but

not much else in itself can

be explained

against a war with

the Germans.

Copyright Gonçalo Lamas 2019

Sun in Taurus, birth in Porto, rent in London, Gonçalo Lamas is a writer and artist who draws, codes and listens with english as the sweat exoskeleton complicating the public order between subjective and objective matters.

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