FKUK

poem / gallery text

Published:

Castles of Illusion, 2011, limited-edition, publication (lithograph on paper), designed by Brin Fost, Zoe Williams and Laurence Figgis (to accompany the exhibition ‘Castles of Illusion‘, Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 3rd – 17th December 2011)


Recited (for a live audience):

Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 13th December 2011


Castles of Illusion, 2011, exhibition publication designed by Brin Frost, Zoe Williams and Laurence Figgis, lithograph on paper

 

‘Castles of Illusion’, 2011, publication (lithograph on paper), designed by Brin Frost, Zoe Williams and Laurence Figgis

 

Text:


Give us more solvent, for Corpus has mind
to advance thy will – thou impious Fkuk; 
and HUG me silent…SAY solvent I 
am – say “solvent” and gamble me still

Forgive my Enronic form – I am so
 chrome, so clip-board – much HUG – white tracks… must (sniff / 
ride / ambition)…must have more say – when trading
say “ecstasy impersonnelle”- say nil

O Corp’rate day! O kingdom Com! Blesséd
are the  Fkuks I worshipped from afar – gods 
anointed in proverbial milk spilled  
in human kindness, sacrifices on

the HUG-HUG…bless’d be the Goddess of “Land-
Services”…brighter and brighter, dear Corp… 
I earned this HAVE, dear Corp, I earned this HAVE, 
I fought my way…O Corp’rate, Corp’rate day

 

See also:


‘Castles of Illusion’, 2011 (exhibition)

‘Bad Retail: A Romantic Fiction’, 2017 (fiction)


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