Category: Poetry

the city

A line defines the space and beyond a goodly share of ambition the city a ripe cheese, slow-baked oozing the edges of decomposition when navigable reach is ascertained sights turn up towards the zenith plane the city a sly, consumptive alien feeling for the cyberspatial vein one square mile the Romans walled ditch and gate abutting tidal Tamesis…

An old solitudarian

Naked old solitudarian standing in tatters of scrub oak and hawthorn bare cover for such unholy inhibition Neither shot by shell nor shrapnel fragment far and further still from the western front all’s quiet in the unruffled moment but linger on as keeper of the watch witness the sudden tchik-tchik shot of scarlet top-notch vivid green livery or pied polka dot parade-ground sound of drill and…

Pray Silence

Picture the sound of a thousand colonies abandoned by bees battlefields when cannons cease the ever after rest in peace of the deceased unearthly quiet or imagine the sound of dialogue intoning on deaf ears – not dumb adage but muted gasps of language white noise and a pulsing lub-dub of internal baggage deathly quiet…