A topiary of superficial wounds (a poem)

Managed to eke this one out between sneezes… Drawn back the ragged hand scratched by thorns nails torn on jagged stones Stained into fibres a studied melancholy told in hoarse tones jostling with gentle drones Revealed beneath the excavated dirt buried in layers burned beyond recognition Denatured the fragments once buried here then a poison, [...]

Sunday morning 5 x 5

I got off to a weirdly early start this morning—including checking the Poetry Marathon website for interesting prompts that came after hour 12. The hour 17 prompt (basically the same as the hour 4 prompt, but with different photos—I chose this one by Wei Ding), combined with the Paddy McAloon/Prefab Sprout song ‘I Trawl the [...]

SaS (a poem)

I was in editing mode today, but I finished this just before midnight. 1 I love in secrecy and silence These should be the two places where I feel safest instead I suspect everything I feel must be visible on my face from the yearning in my eyes to the blank expression I try to [...]

Playlist Poem (Side B)

Can’t have Side A without Side B: State of Contraction – Barry Adamson Speak Now (Or Forever Hold Your Peace) – Cheap Trick Short of One Dimension – Exit North It’s No Game (Part 1) – David Bowie Korendor – 細野晴臣 (Haruomi Hosono) Black Hearted Love – PJ Harvey & John Parish Same As it [...]