NEW POP LIT’S OPEN MIC RETURNS
— with a performance of a striking poem by an exciting new DIY talent from London, UK, Alisha J. Prince.
Crimson chaos fills the gaps
Inside the council pavement slabs
And torn and savaged pizza boxes
Rats and bats and cats and foxes
The poem is called “Heaven Bound” and carries a Howl-like urgency and rhythmic momentum as it captures this crazy world and these chaotic times in which we’re living and surviving.
We fall over from a gust
Of Pleasure, pain or just a word
That someone said, or someone heard
Virus sent you all indoors
And spring came in with lion’s roars
Listen carefully– especially to the very end.
(More about Alisha can be found at her website, here.)