Before Gatso

Mike Bell/ August 23, 2020/ 0 comments

Hay Hill – South Audley
Street & Pall Mall – & a
few others like Bond St
[& Haymarket] – there a
sped mastery of routes
in vans & cars & cabs &
trucks – west out fastest
past Talgarth Road’s art
studios/ We drove – as if
our short lives no longer
mattered to us – Gatso’s
box of camera tricks not
yet set to capture us [not
then]/ I did Nelson’s – &
then up Pall Mall – a slid
right [past royal gardens]
as princes spied – envious
of our driven days/ Those
Sundays through London
were quicker last century

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