Pilgrimage

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

I lie alone, mind on her face.
In the church chancel, the mouth of a whale,
bigger than bad weather.
I keep myself in the open,
wake to piss.


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 20 May 1660.

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