Book 2: Innocence

Book ‘2’ and the poet is born as Reginald Christie stalks the streets of London seeking new victims. The atomic bomb detonates in Hiroshima, ‘aliens’ crash-land close to an American air-force base and The Third Man plays at the local Cinema…

Religion figures heavily and we get haunting references to a drowning man which pervade the whole poem.

The North Korean People's Army sweeps into South Korea and the poet develops into a boy living in poverty; three-in-a-bed and with a goose nailed to the attic floor…

Joe Stalin dies, the queen is crowned as the poet tunes to Radio Luxemburg to listen to pop music and Journey into Space invades the creaking crystal set.

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