Incident Tape

completely horse a mounted officer

by the home of the beer and burger



cordoned sun and church bells


haptic air


me officer     I was at home

with a nice little anecdote

and a Cabernet Sauvignon

about growing up


            ‘can you prove that

            let’s get bungalowed

            outside Sainsbury’s

            scene of


sunday morning heading

to meeting

                  Terry Wogan back

on radio quality



‘I speak Shakespearean like a native

has crossed to the bus stop




officer     there was a café down that road

(insert small anecdote about time being

a shed serving good breakfasts

            replaced by a car-park




locked between the hours of     painted

ladies      pavement stain     Toulouse

Lautrec up the stairs     6am – 6pm


what was there before Weatherspoons


glass everywhere



            ‘there’s a bit of a debate

            about how you say

            your family name


funny thing to say

Malcolm and Edwin dead the same year

            oh anarchy


            a woman in white scrubs

            picks up equipment


surveils the scene


Surfaces May Be Slippery ►


Janet Ramsden

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:55

I'll look forward to reading some more then :-)
That facility has been there ages.
Enjoy your coffee.x

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Steven Waling

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:38

Janet - I've just found out it can accept open form poetry, with all the spaces and indents intact. Which the discussion forums don't.I'm actually typing this in the Starbucks across from Fallowfield Station/Remedy/Sainsbury's where the poem is set.

Janet Ramsden

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:32

Nice to see you posting in blogs Steven :-)

As to the entry, it certainly evokes a varied mix of imagery and colourful ones at that.
I like the ending as if there was a post mortem. It's different, i'll say that.x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 11:22

This is good, Steven. I doubt it is everyone's cup of tea, but I grow to like the style/form more with each exposure to this type of 'scrambled images'.

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Paul F Blackburn

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 09:00

Interesting take on an 'incident', kaleidoscopic mixing of the stuff going on and good jokes too! What's not to like?

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