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New Writing: Celestial Springfield By Vahni Capildeo
Karl Smith , September 13th, 2015 09:03

Taken from Clinic's brilliant Can I Borrow A Feeling? — an anthology of Simpsons poetry and artwork — new writing this week comes from Vahni Capildeo, alongside an illustration by Katie Johnston

CELESTIAL SPRINGFIELD

We are.
We are the heavens.
We are the heavens that open.
We are the heavens that open the show.
Know
            we are
                        THE CLOUDS.
No. Not the clowns. Not the crowds.
We are the dirt-white clouds, the popcorn-gold
cracked crowns you likely never noticed; yet
whatever else the Simpsonsverse may hold
of cool pollution first stirred in snot-wet
downpours of our acid fancy: blue hair,
sky-scraper; Maggie’s drool; yea, Homer’s beer…

Can I Borrow A Feeling is out now, available to order directly from Clinic