Monthly Archives: November 2011

Perhaps the start of a new group

Troy The third time round the walls, Achilles thought of his dead boyfriend whom he’d quite forgot though only one day dead, untouched by rot, in all the hour that he and Hector fought evenly matched in beauty strength and … Continue reading

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FOR OUR MASTERS

Bullingdon The bow-tie of the floppy-haired young man has come undone. He wanders down the street confused and lost. Somehow still on his feet though they wrap round each other. He began to sing some yards away, now stops to … Continue reading

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THIS YEARS TDOR POEM

When we think of their deaths, talk of their lives; talk of them walking down the street so proud with legs yards long, and shouting shit aloud to their best girlfriends. Not of men with knives or guns, but women … Continue reading

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A poem for bankers perhaps

Ancien Regime The Marquis tapped his snuffbox for effect. ‘Your majesty,’ he said, ‘the poor can die by thousands. Nothing changes. You and I get ill and die – there’s no one to protect the country’s borders; no one to … Continue reading

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One of my saints

Pope Joan To feel the golden crowns press down upon her head the three tiaras, and to hold the keys to heaven and to hell, boldly to seize command of all the living and the dead even for weeks, knowing … Continue reading

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My insecurities, let me show you them

Sidewise Sometimes I see their shadows on the wall dancing in flame, or in the flaws in glass. And envy them, because they have more class or cuter looks. I am the one that all the bad things happened to, … Continue reading

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Love in a time of struggle LOVE IN A TIME OF STRUGGLE He hasn’t kissed you yet – the more fool he. A crowd is marching. Tear gas in the air. Police horses pacing. And you’re marching there Arm linked … Continue reading

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