Archive for October, 2012

Soaked In Rum

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by dc

Just serve your heart warm
Soaked in rum and strange rhythms
Dream like you mean it

The Carpet Knows My Name

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2012 by dc

Waking on the floor with nothing,
Just twisted clothes and death breath,
The whispers of vermin
And a charlatan’s thoughts.

Mourning in the morning,
A sticky cough like caramel
And a red eyed dawn,
As the wolves that never whistle
Growl wild in my back yard.

Hatred and rainfall,
This is what weekends were made for,
Your missing smile and the itch
That grows from the fingernails
Of the sinking,

Fizzing and twitching for hours,

The carpet knows my name.

Sweet Stolen Lullaby

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by dc

The melodies and rhymes
We listened to
As they squeezed themselves
Out of the radio,

Colours spreading through the kitchen,
Our itching lips moving close,
A new love in our eyes,
United by tunes.

We sucked in the birdsong
And hummed through the city
Pulling in the rainclouds
And spitting out the sun,

Concocting a sweet stolen lullaby,

Unlocking the feelings
We’d buried

Warning Farm

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by dc

I should have known something was wrong
Drinking new world wines and eating German cheese
In a small, fragile farm in the centre of a city,

The steel grey buildings dressed in glass looming large,
The creeping sun breeding distractions and shimmers,
Dreams clinging onto the clouds in disguise.

Conversations stuttered
As the animals slept,
Awash with gentle warnings,
Lost and bored in futures thoughts,

All resigned,
Unable to translate.

Drank Drinks Drunk

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by dc

Deadly meat after midnight
Under lamplights
With the whores and crones,

Like dogs looking lost
In a park
Where they swear there are bones,

We’ve pillaged in the village
And we’re dreaming
Of home sweet home,

Where the cupboards cry.

The Heavenly Bear

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by dc

His smile filled the yard
He put his arms round the house
And tickled its soul