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November Collage Poem: Smoke

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Neutral mind draped across grimy windows,

Got to be cocks and screwdrivers

Ducking and diving across unexpected surprises


Policies of strange girls from Blackpool

and Brief Encounters recycled in Staleybridge


Lumps of snot tubes or mask

Red sore skin rubbed to rust


We meet in hospital corridors,

Platforms of abandoned train stations


It was 50 years ago today

Across a nest of clotted blood where crossing

Twisted swans did fall


Unique voices echo

Twisted briefs encountered.



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◄ Verna Broadhurst

Hats off to the 60s ►


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Nigel Astell

Wed 11th Nov 2015 14:07

Strange but True

From fewer voices
smoke bellows out
verses gain heat
collage fire burns
poetry flames blaze
doing extra lines.

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