Quentin Skinner, reed-like, in acid soil.
Head and body: a domain.
Authority made flesh, made mine: ours.
Sovereign song, Dangerous Quintus, five-fifths a State

Greyed by dust: pearlescent, coruscate.

A Divine sight of things, springs: Quentin. 
Mine. Stop time!
stay
Drag me into the modern and I will wither away.

ode to the state from quentin skinner

georgie carr

georgie carr is a writer and researcher whose work has been featured in Another Gaze, Ceasefire Magazine and The Quietus.