Poetry Blog by T J K Conlin (Nightmares)
Nicola Beckett on How to make an Angry Stew (Wed, 22 Jul 2020 02:52 pm)
Start a fire.
Steal a caldron.
Select the bones
of a longstanding struggle,
and toss them in.
Season with your spit.
Simmer for twenty-four hours.
Choose a raw nightmare;
a beast threatening all you adore,
a pitch-dark space which whispers.
Chop up the heart of it
and scatter into the mix.
Pour out a pint of good wine.
Half for you. Half for the stew....
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 7:26 am