People are gate-crashingthe politicians’ world partycracking open crates of aleand raiding refineries for gallons of oil. No one knows what fate awaitsthe fleeing President of the Big United Matesbut it is believed, doing a bunk,he may be in a bunker. Ordinary people, in so many words,have told leaders they’re a bunch of nerds.No one knows […]
No-one has time to grieve.Not even the bereaved.The cortege, heavily, low-gears the slopeBut it’s all to quick for the followers to cope.- Your death came as one of those shocks.It will always be the hardest of knocks.Your funeral on that sunshiny dayWas out the blue. Take care on your way. You were there as you […]
Round the corner there may be someone or somethingwith your life in its slingand something in for you.Keep still, and only move if you have to. Along a road a wall is highand behind it danger may lie.
Morning mourners come to terms with their birth.Toddlers clamber up shoes piled up in the corner of the room;Start school, risk getting into trouble or not, do their homework,and love most things that go crack, bang and boom. Later and well before, flower bulbs are lobbed into the sea.Seeds rain down on seaworthy upside-down roofs.Everyone […]
A pigeon at the foreign languages facultygoes to seagull classes out to sea.As Flamingoes chip away for their exam in ‘Woodpecker up a Tree’An exchange English crow gets French sparrow tutorials on the streets of gay Paris. Greenfinches studying ‘Parrot’ do their bestas kingfishers get hooked on ‘Gold-crest’.As model eagle students soar above the rest.Mallard […]
She met him and he met heron a street called saint lucifer.But what they did wasn’t wicked;just a pot of tea and the odd dunked biscuit. Both would flirt with riskless dangerwith childish dreams away in a manger.She was hitched and so was he.Both would talk of being free. Neither of their partners knewthat every […]
You can’t even see eye to eyeWith yourself in your own mirror.You don’t say goodbyeTill there’s nobody left to hear. Every record you have jumps.Can’t stutter without an impediment.As a child missed out on mumps.Paid a mortgage in rent. Can’t remember names on christenings.Every bill you get is wrong.Can’t concentrate without listening.Can’t sit down to […]
locked padlockedchairs pushed to themcartoon characters nailing them upgot the only key to them u can’t keep them outu can’t keep them inthey’re all laughing at youand u think you’re safe as houses i don’t know about youbut i’m shitting myselfhave you ever really looked closely at doors before?understood them at all?
There used to be balloons.Rotating girls in revolving skirts to spiralling tunes.There were stain glass windows in kaleidoscopes.Climbing acrobats and daisy chain ropes. There used to be rivers of streets running to the city’s gaping mouthand compass boats blown like ticker tape south.There were jugglers and minstrels and jukebox sky-scraping towers.There used to be heart-beds […]
What are they doing?They’re so busyAnd I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream. Now they’re doing nothing.They’re so still.And I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream. I wag my tail here.I want to stay.And I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream.