i found your fingernails in my cereal again this morning  

then you float in to the room like a virus or a daydream 

we take out our eyes and place them on the table 

such horrible things, like birthday jelly they wait patiently 

 for the atrocities to occur, a metronomic ebb and flow 

a cat is rescued from a fire/five dead in school shooting 

◄ think back/pink black

cosmic fuck poem ►


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Stu Buck

Wed 8th May 2019 11:50

thanks both!

poet laureate. yeah i'd give it a go!

john, weirdly i remember that comic but have no idea why

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 8th May 2019 11:34

Bloody genius Stu.

I'm just sitting here in a really peculiar mood

thinking........................................'what if they made Stu Buck Poet


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john short

Wed 8th May 2019 11:11

Trying to fathom the depths of meaning here. The first line is startling and shocking, tossed out quite casually. In modern life we've become accustomed to horror. It also reminds me of a comic I read once where a guy in a fast food joint finds a finger in his burger and jumps through a plate glass window.

Nice work Stu.

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Stu Buck

Wed 8th May 2019 08:22

thanks all! as ever, it means a lot

hope your all keeping well

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Tue 7th May 2019 23:09

Not responding to this would be a travesty Stu. Your work is always challenging,and this can't be ignored. The word virus has a special significance for me, as there is a sense of infection throughout. The world of the immediate and the spreading of vicious circles all close in and well described in short form.
The taking out of the eyes reminds me of the creature in Pan's Labyrinth. Scary stuff.


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Martin Elder

Tue 7th May 2019 20:39

Yeah the world is definitely more surreal at times than a painting a poem or any other art form. I remember watching the Vietnam war on T.V which was probably the first real televised war and being horrified at what we the viewers were being asked to take on board as numbingly normal. All that happens now has certainly got worse.

nice one Stu


Mon 6th May 2019 08:08

How else to get through breakfast...?

I don't mean to be cryptic, Stu, but life is so surreal like this sometimes.

Rachel )

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