Glazier/Slayer of Holy Cow

The glazier pads the sill like a cat
He has brought plate-glass
storm-proof heat-resistant latest best
for a city of glass
shining city of steel, sun and dreams

He balances on a ledge precariously
the glass slips crashes in splendid burst
of light        like a poem
suspended in space
the glazier consumes glass poets do poems

To a better life! the town toasts below
The glass-glint severed neck of a cow!

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