Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Second Tour of Duty

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Old World

It's
those
dashed
colons:-

they've
got us
licked
the dogs

bollocks.

Monday, 3 September 2018

The Louisiana Purchase

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Transatlantica

It was
a sketchy
memory:

it started
with
entrées

and ended
with Leslie
in knickers

nibbling
biscuits
and sucking
on a fag.

Monday, 27 August 2018

The winter

They say there might be a war 
     but I don’t know, I mean,
I can hear all the big guys
     saying crazy stuff
but I’m just not sure there are
     enough of us nowadays
willing to head off, hey ho,
     hey ho, it’s off to war
we go, and watch our own
     innards unspool on our lap.
Whenever it is winter
     I am young again,
the cold air is the same air
     I inspired the time
the trees first spoke; of course
     there’ll always be a bunch
of god jobs blowing themselves
     up but I’ve got a hunch
that they’re a dying breed.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Summer in the city

One degree, two degree, refugee, four;
Here are the honeybees stacked on the floor.

Chittagong, Jakarta, Hamburg, New Orleans;
Progress is a million men in metal and glass machines.

Here is the smiling billionaire floating off to Mars;
Here are the endless satellites we thought were shooting stars.

Here is the mountain shifting, here the acidic sea;
Here is the way we have been told it was always meant to be.

Here is our intelligence and here the final bird;
Here is every former thing and each redundant word.

There is a hand that guides us and all is for the best;
So kiss the fist that loves you and put the kids to bed.