ENCRYPTION

ENCRYPTION

Where once I wandered free on a field-file,
a file-field, a fenceless farm without security 
alarm where all hearts bleed and all arts 
breed, now Hell is very quiet, unadvertised. 
McBreastmilk, McBreastmilk, feed your kids.
Gentle face erasing cream, smear it in and 
let it sink down through the pores of your 
skin to erase your deepest down dirt. O
stars the government that truly speaks for us!
Get an extra kid for free when you spend 99p. 
Freefall 0800 down your own black hole pupils.
Maybelline you maybe only make-believe
you may be the true mating queen of the hive, 
may mad vampires stalk you, stalking walls 
walk through your vagrant dreams. I see 
state of head is more than Head of State. 
Monster Munch can gobble up your food. 
Cancerel can always sweeten the stewed- 
carfume coffee we sip in this liminal afterlounge. 
In emergency please break glass and exit. 
Credits at the end of innocence are falling 
like numberless lists of fallen autumn leaves.
Soon the plush, red seat will get a hard-on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

◄ RENAMING REALITY

IN THE FIELD OF NEW CREATURES RESEARCH ►

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JOHN F B TUCKER

Fri 16th Oct 2020 23:23

With this poem Encryption i was partially trying to satirise consumerist greed, but also conceal one or two amazing things that had happened to me, like meeting not 1 but 2 new creatures as a child (hence i say "get an extra kid free when you spend 99p") and meeting the face of stars with two Jewish mates in The Lake District (hence I say "gentle face erasing cream, smear it in and let it sink down through the pores of your skin to erase your deepest down dirt.") I also had a tape of Pearl Jam that was cut in the reel and which i opened up and fixed, stuck together, hence there was a small pause in the music. Somehow , i think through poetry, the pause in the music was done away with, and then i cooked the tape in the AGA at my mum's house. So there is something goin on behind the scenes with this poem. By the way your new poem Head Space is absolutely amazing.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 16th Oct 2020 17:30

You're welcome John. And thanks regarding my bio poem, glad you enjoyed it!

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JOHN F B TUCKER

Fri 16th Oct 2020 15:40

Stephen. Thank you for liking and commenting. I've been meaning to catch up with you if only to say I really, really like the poem you wrote about your hometown, the long one on your 'samples' page on your blog.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 16th Oct 2020 15:21

John, my tiny little brain aches trying to fathom your poems. But I know there's humour, bold statements & beauty in there, & I suspect a touch of genius 👏

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