A filmpoem based on ‘The Gun’ by Vicki Feaver.
Built like a gorilla but less timid,
thick-fleshed, steak-coloured, with two
hieroglyphs in his face that mean
Nineteen fifty six was a momentous year,
/ The year of Suez…
/ We know that the taiga
/ still hides your stripes.
/ We will grind your paws
/ to aphrodisiac.
/ Lovers demand it.
/ our skins are lonely,
/ and girls…