No single human being could build
the mobile phone glowing gently
in my hand in the same dusk
that the Shard above me is beginning to light into

I would like to go underground
worm my way through the crack in the pavement
snug with the weed roots

Or just take the tube
like a warm rodent
As any sensible rat would do

stand above any old city and you see
a miniature built by rats

"This ain't no fucking ancient times"
they say
"well sometimes it is"