The glass upset of London is here
as unnoticed as the tides.
This river of friction
sandpapering your irises
the cuts on a thousand corneas too deep to excise.
Can we re-set jelly? Can aqueous humors run
backward in viscous currents?
No. There will always be a blackness at the centre of your eyes.
Gabriel Olearnik studied medieval history at University College London. He is currently an attorney and practices corporate law.