Archive for November, 2009

A Fine Bromance

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2009 by dc

Oh really, really?
This is clearly just my time to fall,
It’s not the first
And it won’t be the last time that I call
On you to set me straight
And talk until I see the light,
These darkened lanes won’t last forever,
They’re just holy frights.

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Waxworks

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2009 by dc

Her mouth
Tasted of
Shoe shops
And cheap
Cocktails,

He was
Nothing but
Sun ripened
Hair mousse
And bullshit,

Together
They captured
And
Enraptured
A nation.

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Nature’s Mistakes

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by dc

Like a winter tree
Straining for the sky,
Looking for signs
Of a returning sun.

You are days
From breaking,
Hours from creaking
and minutes from rainfall.

Oh, the mistakes.

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The Puppet Drunk

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by dc

They said he was misunderstood,
Neglected and bruised,
A warrior falling through cracks in the pavement.

I saw nothing but a puffed up man
Filled with self love and anger,
An egoist dancing on hearts in the suburbs,

And the film was much better for that.

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Someone Else’s Graffiti

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by dc

She had a face like a photo-fit
Or the kind you’d find on beer mats,

A grimace from a court sketch,
A frown all ridged and unwell.

She was someone else’s graffiti,
A stuttered chapel prayer,

A feeling something’s never right,
A dizzy, spinning moon.

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