Killing Julie

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Chapter 42

Nine bean rows in Xanadu

By Rory Cullers

Emily heard a fly buzz –

But I heard denials, epithets, and cries.

And how should I begin?

I’m nobody – who are you?

Slumber sealed my spirit

And led me to decree

The building of my own Xanadu

Girdles ‘round with walls and towers

So that In the Beginning

There will be only my Innisfree

Where bees hum

And linnets sing

People will glitter when they walk

And none shall wait for light or curse the bread

I shall have peace there.

But one calm summer night,

He went home and put a bullet through her head.

Mock on, mock on. ‘Twas all in vain.


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