Thursday, 22 February 2018

AT THE ZOO



and 
my 
nose is against cool zoo glass  

and
i
watch the coldblood lizards there

they move 
in 
stop-motion freeze-frame

fast but slow

like
in
the 
b&w newsreels
all the 
side-partings watched
smoking filterless 
in the war years

and 
the 
polyester mammals
are
a
reflection 
spectre
behind
me

out of reach

out of reach
like history is
like dreams are

like everything is
in the emergency stop
of
breakdowns
weird
insight






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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

GOTTA LAUGH



you gotta laugh

you gotta try to laugh
when
you
feel
the awful fingers
of
mad bad truth

climbing their bitten nails
inside your exhaust port

not rock
not paper
not scissors

beats a real laugh

~

look at our heinous fuckpile 

as if from space
as if from history

and
you
will
find
which teachers
only repeat the sea

and which
surf the moons tide 
as home





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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

END OF MY TETHER




end of my tether !
end of my tether ?
assuming i have a tether
and if i do have a tether
i most likely made it myself
and bearing that in mind
then if i reached the end of my tether
then
well

words would be 
              shadows
and
i
would
be
              silence

white roses 

and tears





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Monday, 19 February 2018

BABY WITH THE BATH WATER




theres pomes
live in files

that
wont
work

no matter how much 
i take them out
to 
another moonless dance
and
butcher their dahlia blackness
with
pound shop knives
on
the
dogging tarmacadam

and
its
the
offal i keep
to
read in the dirt
like
tea leaves

and no it says
youre not done yet

and i worry i been doing it all wrong
and all the meat is all ruined now

and i accidentally wrote roadkill

didnt i ?

and
spread it all out
unreadable 
on
machine
crushed 
gravel

where forests once sang





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