May 2019 Collage Poem - Looking Up
Charles Bukowski turned up late
Daybreak at 80, never too late
Scrolling TV banter blown off the run
This skydiver is higher than a kite
Look up, it’s raining books
Pouring poetry across over step platforms
Stepping on to Platform Zero
Born into this life of looking up too much
The sky is too high, the battle too long.
Lost in the fog of war, always look up.
In panic awaiting rescue. Surrender –
Discard all doubt to the sea’s swell.
Springsteen in Sheffield on a bus man’s
Holiday from New Jersey via Nebraska
Looking up Nigel Farage saw a great haiku
“Don’t disparage poets” said Mr Bercow
Sad cathedrals and serial killers
Did you lose them in the flood?