Friday, 18 August 2017

mesh of veins



mesh of veins
on the white of an eye
night lightning

previously unpublished



under the skin
of old furniture
thick juice

previously unpublished



through the cracks
in the veneer
raw flesh

previously unpublished


Thursday, 3 August 2017

September chill



September chill
the future begins
too early

first published in Presence, July 2017



bragging about
her weekend plans
girl Friday

first published in Presence, July 2017



her neck
like a stalk
flower of one night

previously unpublished


Friday, 14 July 2017

in moonlight



in moonlight
the snail blazes
its own trail

previously unpublished



you laugh as though
you’ve got death over with
summer rain



previously unpublished



wherever I go
you follow me
gibbous moon

previously unpublished


Thursday, 6 July 2017

summer evening



summer evening
I teach your name
to the forest echoes

previously unpublished



end of summer
I hold two apples
instead of her breasts

previously unpublished



bitter coolness
one summer turns a kid
into a coarse goat

previously unpublished


Thursday, 22 June 2017

midsummer evening



midsummer evening
the strong smell
of a jogging girl

previously unpublished



plain as porridge
flat as pancakes
grandparents’ home

previously unpublished



oversensitive
I like to be touched
by the summer wind

previously unpublished


Thursday, 8 June 2017

flipping a page



flipping a page
of the mazurka score
willow-tree wind

first published in The Heron’s Nest, June 2017



the smell of jazz
in the sounds of cigarettes
July heat

previously unpublished



stewing
in our own juice
fallen leaves

previously unpublished


Thursday, 25 May 2017

in a cowboy hat



in a cowboy hat
and a flowery dress
gender scarecrow

previously unpublished



from the grey sky
to the grey earth
strings of rain

previously unpublished



November drizzle
streets smelling of putrescine
and cadaverine

previously unpublished