Deerstalker Hat

Deerstalker Hat

A Poem by Janne Varvára Seem

Wet cobbles gleam in
The gas light outside;
The allies where gutter pests
Crawled in and died,

And all that you see as
The world's turning matte
Is the blurred silhouette
Of a deerstalker hat.

Whisp'ring a scripture
To only the smog:
"Polly and Annie",
The blade and the fog,

The glowing eye pinpricks;
Each Whitechapel rat
Obscured by the flaps
Of a deerstalker hat.

Come desperation;
And beasts delight!
"Long Liz and Kate",
Who go with the night,

Stalks 'round the corner;
East Side kind of cat,
A feline that's wearing
A deerstalker hat.

© 2013 Janne Varvára Seem

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Added on September 21, 2013
Last Updated on September 21, 2013
Tags: Jack the Ripper, London, whitechapel


Janne Varvára Seem
Janne Varvára Seem

Trondheim, Norway, Norway

25, writer, actress, dancer, singer and all-round bohemian. Book lover, former children's bookseller/sign language interpreter and experimental photographer. Professional madwoman and disgruntled Huff.. more..