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The Kensington Renaissance
May I project
surplus cut and
clad in bolted knots?
The Court of Alderman sought
help from the city’s commoners.
the original, 1376.
Remember when Brutalism was young?
79-plus backs to the wall,
this whacking little pill
she’s got for us
is a charred chasm.
Adopt a family
with what now tweeted
with what now marched.
Pressed to the wall, dying,
we got their backs.
Russell Bennetts is the founder and editor of Berfrois. He is co-founder of Queen Mob's Teahouse. His books include Relentless (Pendant Publishing, 2014) and Poets for Corbyn (Pendant Publishing, 2015).
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