The name we went by
when we shared an address
you thought of it.

Straight away, I
adored its wit,
its mischief, its nerve,
its mongrelness.

In a word, we became –
for each other –
a marriage myth
of the cybersphere.

Then you died, and with
much administrative bother
and wear and tear
I forsook the name.


‘Lucipher’ is from Anniversary by Christopher Reid, published by Enitharmon Press.

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