Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Spell



Sea winds
echoing
inside a shell.

Rain sequins leaves
that shake
in the wind.

Your thoughts
powerful
as a spell.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

No-One To Tell



Artificial, swimming pool blue.
Algae floats
despite the chemical.

White paint, cinder blocks
a red rail. The paint flakes
the metal turns
crumbles and rusts.

Siesta time. Only
one boy still awake
in the whole world.
The people bake.
Practice for when
they are dead.

A rain coloured lizard
seen with microscopic
clarity spreads like a hand
on the wall.

The most exciting thing in the world
and no-one to tell.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Horses



My Great Great Grandfather
looked over my shoulder.
With unthinking ease
I entered three
sets of digits into the computer.
My sleeves rolled up,
I could hear what he was thinking.
In a way he was right
but he was also very wrong.
He knew this too.
Then he was gone,
the room smelling of horses
these words on the page
following after.

Friday, 10 October 2014

The Witch


She said it was the witch that hurt her eyes.
Despite the gloom, she wears blue glasses.
A far-fetched tale from a mind that fetches far
reaches into the colours between the stars
hears a jackdaw’s claw on the rim of a chimney pot.
Sees the words before they find a mouth.
You know I’ve no reason to doubt her.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ferment



Ferment
of grapes, hops.

A blaze of berries
on the holly
leaves.

But let that go now.

Brambles
briars.

That too.

Drink deeply
of this dark draught.

Wake to tomorrow.

Let’s see how
it flowers.

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