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August 2022 Collage Poem: The Haze of a Sweet Afternoon

 

Time to slake our thirst for words

A cerebral circle of wordsmithery

Burying two dozen rats

In your neighbour’s garden

Under their prized rose patch

Whom you’d never liked one night

 

There’s a rat in the allotment –

What am I going to do?

 

Don’t worry – every little thing’s all right

 

So the broken beasts of shadows that speak

A bird, drawn in sand,...

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June 2022 Collage Poem: Lost Technologies

Bloodstains on blackboard tick

Down the panicked time

Spontaneous children calling

As a tragic register is taken

Drinking champagne from

Cups for Italian kings

 

In Sandringham the Queen’s bedside lamp blew

While in the Mariana trench deep down

Harry the Angler fish muttered a frantic phew!

As his lamp came on and he thought fuck it!

Time to go to town!

 

So ...

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March 2022 Collage Poem: The Lost Prophet

Strange handshake, borrower

Plugs into deep sea darkness

 

John the Baptist turns

On the aluminium kitchen taps

The River Jordan has turned radioactive

 

Vultures in the gym flex and strain

Through cluttered concrete layers

 

Vultures pounding dents from floor removed

No electricity in the gym

Nigel talking about milkshakes

 

The monsters under the bed

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