Walking into adulthood
I check in obligatory baggage
And saunter through customs
With nothing to declare;
Above in crowded air corridors
Stacked twenty high
The great birds are waiting
For the final approach.
Paul Fryer, Don’t Be So, page 115
(the illustration of Smuggler is a photograph with ink by Damien Hirst, 2002)
Don’t Be So (ISBN 0-9542079-2-0) is the first book of poems by Paul Fryer, published by Trolley Ltd. Each poem is illustrated by Damien Hirst’s collages, photomontages and photographs. All rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted or stored without permission from Trolley Ltd.
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