November 2022 Collage Poem: The New Face

Lifeless monarch dances with Elvis and the Tall Man

Eternal caretaker roams the trysting fields, wraps his rictus

Grin round the empty gin bottle

 

Waiting for the announcement of a significant death

The clown shakes off his last cigarette

Haunted by the cold face of a living

Being, in an English winter of worried

Wives and broken men

 

The eternal caretaker stood ov...

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October 2022 Collage Poem: Unknown Lives

Café conflict, Halloween Haikus

From Dracula’s steps

I am on the 4th bench on the right

 

I am talking to you, to the love

And to the new face

And to my own death

 

A bat out of hell flew over

The 100 steps.

A fairy tale, but fairy tales

Are grim

 

Coldness begins to bite by

Witches Delight

The moon is desserted

 

White horse gallops into infinit...

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September 2022 Collage Poem: Thirst for Words

Eat or heat my stiffening bones

Like demons in the night on paid vacation

 

Aesop dons his tanning lotion

Admires his Trumpian colour and prays

For constancy with his New Look.

 

Golden girls, clicking high heels, sweeping, swaying hair

An oasis of ambiguity in the desert, for the parched

And for us all.

 

Unsure how we feel in response to a death

And twelve lo...

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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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July 2022 Collage Poem: Tired Pleasure

Cursed ghouls and ghosts demand revenge

colours will fade as our love fades

in the haze of a sweet afternoon, the

angler fish flashed light on the smooth

movements of languid pleasure moaning

 from the bed.

 

You don’t look like your profile picture

Nigel said to John Lennon

more like Bob Dylan on speed

among the loss of time

and our love reigns

 

We were ...

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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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May 2022 Collage Poem: This Empty Place

The gods of war take their last biscuit

In darkness, there was a sharp white light

The flush of life, now intense, remembered.

 

Forgotten rooms of MySpace

Ghosts of lost connections

Livecake holograms line the empty

Windowless green walls. A Tower

PC waited for something to press his

ON” button.

 

LONG LIVE ANGER UNLIMITED!

 

Summertime should never die

...

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April 2022 Collage Poem: Deep Sea Darkness

Trailing long shadows ache and dissolve,

I just want to live in the womb warm flames of flesh

 

Nineteen year old poet in the waiting room

Trains turn up, like ideas, with no sense of

Past, present or future

 

Hidden deep in the ocean bottom, to 

Wait for another time, a better world.

The love train arrived as he gazed

At her tight behind

 

A massive attack of d...

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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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February 2022 Collage Poem: Relief from the Darkness

 

Wallowing in darkness like warthogs in a pool

Horrendous December in the Gym

Under my duvet a donut prods my lust.

Outside the ambulance carries the lost prophet Susan

Through the slashing rain.

 

Channelling memories that everybody liked

More than joy, joyriding with sweaty socks leaving

A pile of charcoaled grief.

 

Grim and grimmer walked away 

Without a gl...

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January 2022 Collage Poem: Seagulls of the Nightclub

The Queen’s Head hanged, another story from the Death House

Necks stretched and they are gone –

 

Jenny Wren farts in the face of the seagull scrambling

To gobble her up

 

Those who will steal your food for thought, that parasitic breath

Hung out to dry, to eaten in an afterthought, by the seagulls

 

It was still worth the joy, the hope and ways of love

But as the wi...

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