Monthly Archives: May 2011

This broke my heart a little – I remember how we used to discuss what every word of the song meant, and my friend Reid had a mime for every one of those words and we sat around singing it. … Continue reading

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Trying to make things clear about me and poetry

Misrepresented The woman that I love? She isn’t you Although she has your dark curls in my head. When people read the hurt words that I’ve said And call you cruel, tell them it isn’t true that you said some … Continue reading

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This morning’s poem

Sore throat I love to hear you sing, rich dark and clear. At best there’s tattered velvet in my voice that suits my verse. If I could have the choice I’d rather sing. Each has their own career; we work … Continue reading

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I really am not happy about the state of UK politics

Tories We meet them in a bar, perhaps. They smile and we don’t count their teeth. Perhaps we should but they seem charming, civilized and good. And all is fine for now. But all the while the moon is waxing. … Continue reading

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Happy birthday greygirlbeast

Leviathan There are black smoking vents, where all that breathes would die. Yet things breathe there and call it home who perish elsewhere. There’s a massive dome lost in those depths. A tendril slowly wreathes its way up, round a … Continue reading

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A panegyric

Ryman Almost apologizing, he looks down on a harsh world of folly shedding blood as if it were his fault, as if he should have found some better way, written it down so words could heal. He tells us what … Continue reading

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Sometimes dinner becomes a love poem

Pineapple There is a ripeness on the brink of rot Beneath the rugged skin a hint of gray softness that tells us in another day flesh will be bitter. I would rather not be ashes on a younger lover’s tongue … Continue reading

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