Tally Ho – Rebecca Fall

five years of eyeballs and packaging peanuts

I attend college in North London and this poem was inspired by the nearby town and its features. It can be quite disheartening walking home in the bleak weather in the winter yet I have found writing about its monotony to be uplifting.

Tally Ho

Stealing jewellery from swivelling

contraptions and vendors of

presidential toilet paper in

shops stacked so precariously

I could make a living from twisting my ankle

I stand flat against

the perpendicular washed out block and

five years of eyeballs and packaging peanuts 

compress me in the wind. 

The town makes me so sleepy but

I want to stand on your balcony and be sliced high,

sharp. It would be enough. Maybe 

you will take a photograph

Rebecca Fall

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