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Another Spent Soldier

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2017 by dc

There he goes sipping vinegar,
Sucking on toothpicks

And carrying freshly punctured
Packets of pills,

Another spent soldier,
Another old goliath.

He chewed on the gristle
Of childhood ambition,

Gnawed on the rind
Of long lost successes

And pushed grace
To the edge of his plate,

To the side where the bones
Piled up high.

Where once he was mighty
There now just sit footprints,

A ghostly bent bad smell,
A growing damp problem,

A newly scattered trail of dust
Wilfully abandoned.

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The Operation

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2017 by dc

There was a storm
The night before

The operation,

There were power cuts,
A handful of people
Shouting in the street,

Overflowing gutters,
Car alarms blaring
And the hustle of panic.

Nobody slept,
Even the dead
Were rustling,

Bustling and fidgeting,
Itching all restless,

There were children
In sodden vests,

Old shopping bags
Dancing with chaos,

‘Save us!’
No one shouted,

But everyone thought it,

And the next day
All was fine.

Except everyone smiled
About 20% more
Than usual,

And the streets
Looked a lot cleaner.

Seedy Sun

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2017 by dc

Seedy sun at dusk
Burnt terracotta patting
A lollygag gagged.

Ludicrous Mammals

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2017 by dc

Unravelling the rules
Of ripened idiots in their enclave,

Slouching in semi-luxury
And tub thumping in the sun,

Proud old dogs barking at the wind,
The same songs looped on their stereos,

Their flatulent routines
All anger soaked dreams and escape.

Tattooed arms for mum and dad,
Digesting memories with Rennies,

Fearlessly fighting the Libtards,
Telling things clearly and straight,

Ludicrous mammals happy in purgatory,
Ranting theories devoid of all hope,

Sat fat slowly turning to leather,
Worshipping a disfigured God.

Projections

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2017 by dc

All comfortable, alien glows,
Far flung from the trip of light sleep,

An awakening of projections,
The sunrise on your bedroom walls,

Stressed, sombre eyes deconstructed,
All fluttering beacons

And hushed melodies
In warm isolation.

You are buried in dreamscapes,
Wrapped loosely in calm,

A breeze circling in secret,
Stray magic all quivers,

Soft scratches in sandpits
And whispers of wonder,

Wandering across beaches
The tide petting your feet,

And setting you free
To just hum

And kiss bird song,
Tongue lolling,

A longing unwrapped,
Sweet serenity tapped.

Black Gutters Gush

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2017 by dc

Wooden gates creak
As the storm starts to scream,

Idiots, thieves,
I beg your pardon,

Listen to the worms outside,
Deep inside the garden.

Crooked drains weep
Till they splutter with woe,

Insatiable lords,
I beg your pardon,

Keep one eye on your shadowed sides,
There are knives forever sharpened.

Black gutters gush
As the rainbow waits,

Ignorant hope,
I beg your pardon,

Beware the Gods that say they’re so
And break until you’re hardened.

Wherever It May Be

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2017 by dc

The sky’s perpetual machine keeps rolling,
Sunlight flickers through the sauntering clouds
And the songs of the breeze whisper wild,

Escape disconnects from a disappeared storm,
Silence drops and discovers a stillness,
Benefits buzz optimistically hushed

And we lie as the ground rustles slowly.