Wednesday, 30 October 2019

SHROUDED SOIL

VIA OSTENTATIOUS PINK, SELF-SUPREME NATURAL VERBOSITY
NAUSEOUSLY MAGNIFICENT
INCLINED BY RIVAL, RELATIVE ENVY
A PEONY BLOOMS TO DEATH
BESIDE THE RED SEA
A BURIAL OF SORTS
INTRINSICALLY BLUE 
IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE SPAWNING SALMON
INTENSE WITH INTENT
WHO DANCES TILL DEATH DOES THEM PART
IF NOT BY THEIR BIRTHING 
DILIGENT BREEDING
WHEREFORE ART THOU WOULD REST
WOOD BLATANTLY BE BENEATH THE JUNGLES’ VEGETATION 
ENTWINED
IN ROOTING
THE STUBBORN BARK
IDYLLIC IF EVER 
EVEN GREATER 
THE GAP FROM THE GROUND
MOIST WITH ANATOMY’S WINE DARING ALL
HUNGRY TO QUENCH

GREEN AS IN THE GAPING YOUTH OF AGGRESSIVE, OFF-PUTTED SPRING
ACCELERATE PERPETUALLY
GASPING PER URGES
AUDACIOUSLY 
MAGGOTS ACCRUE
ON CARCASSES 
EVER FOR MORE
AND FOREVER SPRUNG CEASELESSLY
A SKELETON FETCHES 
FRANTICALLY FOR PRACTICALITY WITHIN ITSELF
AND FERTILISES THEREFROM
EVERYTHING USEFUL ON THE CONTRARY UPON WHICH 
ITS FORM OF FORMER
COULD NEVER HAVE STAYED STILL 
OR AT WHICH IT WOULD HAVE SWUNG
TO AND FRO
AND VICE VERSA HENCE
AS MONKEY’S MIGHT
DESPITE HOW BLOODY
IF ONLY
ENCLOSED IN IMAGINATION IT WERE
TO ENTERTAIN AN ASPIRATION AS SUCH

Thursday, 23 May 2019

SELF-EXECUTING CATASTROPHE

IN LIGHT OF THE ABOVE
A CLOUD 
BLUER THAN MIDNIGHT  
A SPIT OF SAPPHIRE
BLUER THAN SAPPHIRE COULD
APPEARS TO PLUNGE
UPON THEE
REBUTTED QUANTITIES 
HARM INTRINSICALLY
IN FATHOM
A FAMINE FLOURISHES
HOW ROTTEN EACH THAT HUSHES FORTH
THAT WHICH ELICITS ENVY
IS ILLICIT 
JUST                                                                                               

THAT WITH WHICH 
LENDS THEE THY LIFE
A BRANCH ATTACHED 
STILL TO A CENTURY OLD TREE
EXPLOITS ALL OF SOME UTOPIAN BREEZE
THAT THAT BORE A FRUIT
AND ONLY 
ONE IF
OF ANY
IS SUPERIOR THAN THAT THAT BEARS NOT
HOWEVER DIVINE IS BUT FRUITFUL
SO FRUITLESS 
IS FICKLE 
AN AUDIENCE
IT RENDERS

Sunday, 7 April 2019

GORE’S NECTAR

BENEATH THE SEA IS THE MIMICKING OF A CLOUD’S CHURNING ABDOMEN
FOR DETRIMENT 
AND NONE OTHER MORE 
ABOVE AND BELOW RUNS PARALLEL 
ANGELIC AGGRESSION 
IS BELONGING
IN THE WISDOM OF THE DEEPEST
A SWAN FISHES FOR AIR
IT WISHES IT WERE 
DECEASED
IN ITS PLACE
A KING’S LAND 
URGES AN AUDIENCE
TO WITHDRAW 
A CRIPPLING CRANE EXPOSED OF 
DECADENT ALL 
BENT A NECK 
RENDERED LOUSY THUS
IF NOT USELESS 
A EUPHEMISM IS CHARITY
DECIDED BY THE PERFIDIOUS 

OBJECTION IF UNEXPECTED 
SLAUGHTERS A MIGRAINE WITH EASE
THE JUICE CONTAINED
ON STRINGS OF A HARP 
PASSIONATELY DELUSIONAL 
AN ANGEL CARESSES WHAT IT SHOULD NOT
IRREGARDLESS
VIOLENCE IS FORTIFIED 
LIKE A RIVER
RELIGIOUSLY COMPETENT 
RED AS IF CHERRIES BLOSSOM
HEEDLESS OF TIME
NOR EXPIRATION 
INFINITELY OBLIVIOUS
LIKE IN FAIRY TALES
OFFERED ONLY TO CHILDREN
WITH CURIOUS PALMS 
CLAPPING MOSQUITOES  

NEED NOT YOU CRITIQUE THE DECEASED’S VIBRANT OUTCRY
BLUE CONTAINS ALL BRUISES 
OF THE WORLD
WEATHERED FEATHERS
A RENDITION OF THE RAINBOW
FLAPPED WITH RAGING PASSION PREVIOUSLY
IN PARADISE
OBNOXIOUS PITY
SHOULD BE PITIED
A LONER LOOMS PRAYING
BEFORE THE FORESEEABLE BEATING OVERTAKES
UPON NO WHERE ELSE 
NOT EVEN RAIN-DRENCHED GRASS
POVERTY IS NO JOKE
IT IS A PHENOMENON

DEADLY RESERVED
LAUGHTER COULD PRESENT 
CRUELTY IN JUST ITS GLORY
THE ILLUSTRATION OF YOUTH 
DIFFERS
PERHAPS TOO MUCH 
FROM YOUTH DESPISED 
HATRED IS SPRUNG
AS DELIBERATELY ALWAYS
INSULT IS BEST ENCOMPASSED BY THE POISON SPAT IN WHICH IT WAS CONCEIVED 
ALL BASTARDS ARE BORN ADORABLE 
BEFORE BURST BY THE SUN
BARELY BEARABLE 
BLISTERS FORMED IN THE CLOUDS
ARE BULLETS EAGER TO BURDEN
A POET IS THE MOST POWERFUL WHEN IT CEASES ALL VENGEANCE 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

HEREBY THIS AN ODE TO O AND F

THE SKY IS AN INSTRUMENT
THE CLOUDS PLUMP PILLOWS ALL PLUSH
BILLOWING IN STORMS SELF-INFLICTED
AT HEAVEN 
AT HEAVEN
AT HEAVEN!
A TEAR 
WEIGHS A TONNE 
THAT TONNE 
THAT FALLS
AS IF THE NIAGARA ITSELF
THAT TEAR 
IS HOME
DISPERSED
STILL WILL SLIP 
STUMBLING 
STEADILY CAUTIOUS

TO THE MARINE TENTACLES 
FIVE THOUSAND OCEANS’ LENGTH
REST IT CAN’T 
LONGING FOR THE EARTH 
INSIDE COLOURED THE METICULOUS HUE
DARKER TILL DOOM
DAWNS
THE PILLAR UPHOLDS
PHILOSOPHICAL BANTER 
BLOW SOMEWHAT SERIOUS STEAM 
INSIDE THAT TONNE
SELF-DEPRIVED 
BARELY
ANYTHING RIPE
THAT LACKS
IS NATURE’S ASSERTION 

WHOLLY COLOURLESS
HOLY POWERS
HAILS A HOLE TOO MUCH
BREWING INDOORS 
THE RAIN 
RELEASES
A PEARL FETUS IS CRACKLING
CRANKY
IRIDESCENTLY DANGEROUS
A DROP IS NOT
IN ITS DESCENT
HARMONY TORTURES HARMONIOUSLY
A VINEGAR SAMPLE IS SUFFICIENT
MUST EVERY TURTLE SWIMS 

ONE LIGER CHASES ITS WICKED HIND
HINDERS RIVERS 
FLOWS FOREVER FLUENTLY IN SPITE
THE SHORE THAT BENDS
PERFECTLY SPRAINED 
HYPOCRISY IS THAT VICIOUS HOUND
PRACTICAL PRIOR 
SHOULD NEVER FORESEE THE FORTUNE INFLICTED UPON
DYED SANDS
IN SPRINTS
ACCRUE SEASHELLS
FROM RESTLESS PASSENGERS
SPAWNED MIGRATION 
A POPULATION INEVITABLY BLOOMS

IN NOBODY’S NECK
RICOCHET 
HARD-CORE
THE HIDEOUS JARGON
PREJUDICE WITHOUT HAVING TO UTTER
FLAGS IN PROTEST WEEP VINDICTIVELY 
SLURS
BESAME MUCHO
SO MUCH EXCITED
THE INSPIRATION 
SOAK THE OCEAN 
WITH THE FOLLOWING
FRUITFUL RHETORIC 
FOAMING WHERE 
NARCISSISTIC ALLUSIONS 
FORGE SOLUTIONS
UPON THE ASSEMBLY AMBASSADORS
CALL ALL
HANDSOME ONLY 
SURMOUNTS THE SATISFACTORY SACRIFICE 

AS SUCH THEIR SOLILOQUY 
TRICKLES THUS
DOWN ALL THEM
DODGED 
ALL FREE 
AND TIL NOT
DROWNED BY A TEAR
ESPECIALLY BLUE
SHOULD IT BE SPILT
BY WHAT 
OR WHOM
THE SHEDDING
SACRED IT INDISPUTABLY IS
DOWN ALL THEY WHEN SEEN ALL THROUGH

Saturday, 23 March 2019

EXCUSED ON PRIVILEGED GROUNDS

AMONGST THE CLOUDS
A BIRD RENDERS A NEST 
INFESTED WITH THE FATIGUE
FROM SAD, SICKENED STRANGERS
GRASPING FOR AIR
DILUTED 
AS A STREAM
INVISIBLE TO VULNERABLE SIGHT 
A CIGARETTE SMUDGES THE CANVAS
ONCE PRAISED AN ATMOSPHERE
WITH TOXINS
CONTAINING CANCER 

SOMEONE’S SON SINGS 
FOR THE DEAD 
STILL CAN HEAR
SECRETS OPPRESSED IN SHAME 
COLLAPSING ESTEEM 
ESCAPES FROM THE DIRT 
HOSTILITY IS PROMINENT
ON EITHER SIDE
A THREAD CUTS ITSELF LOOSE
SO FELL 
IN FALLING
A TREE FAINTS

ITS BRANCHES ENRAGED 
BY LIFE LOSS
POTENTIALLY DISMISSED 
POTENTIAL IS CRITICAL
MOSTLY OF ITSELF
THE PUBLIC SITS
UNDER STOLEN SHADE 
A GREEN HAND 
GRASPS AT THE SKY 
AND SMILING 
CEASES ALL OPTIMISM 

FLOGGED WHATSOEVER AN EMPTY SHELL
CIRCULATES BLOOD
PARCHED BUT TRYING
TILL COMPLETELY DRAINED
OR IN DEATH
OBSOLETE ORGANS PROTEST
WITH ROOTS INTACT
WHAT DIFFERENCE DICTATES
WITHIN 
BEHOLDS WHAT LIES

ACCORDINGLY SHOULD IRREGARDLESS
SLITHER BENEATH THE SOIL’S 
SOIL A SLUG 
SWEEPS…
SWEATING OF PREDATORS 
DRENCHING TRENCHES
A SURFACE
ENCLOSED BY ACOUSTIC OFFERING
COME LOOSE OFF A TRUMPET 
UNCONVENTIONAL MISERY 

EVAPORATES FROM GOLD
HOPE IN BEAMING
DEPRIVED SOULS SHALL 
WORDS OF REASSURANCE
RIDICULE THE BOILING SIGNAL 
FROM HELL 
IN A POT SCORCHES ITS ONLY SUNS
IN HEAVEN
WHERE HEAVEN IS ENOUGH

MANY A MOTHER OF
AWAITS
UNFASTENED
CHANTING  
MYSTERIOUS SIGNAL
PUNCTURES A CLOUD
INTERPRET HEREAFTER 
LOSSES BOUND FOR BIRTHDAYS 
OPEN WITH TEARS
SPORT SMIRKS 
OFF-LIMITS A SMILE 

MASKING
NOTHING BUT
A THING THAT IS OTHERWISE 
PURE 
IS SPOILED
LEFT FOR ROTTING
BUT 
WHERE BEATING
ONCE A BRAIN 
BREATHES
FLUORESCENT DREAMS

REINFORCED BY THE DECIMAL
THINK TO THUS QUESTION 
ABUNDANCE 
PUT FORTH PROMISES 
SEEP THROUGH LOOSE SKIN
OOZE SUPERFLUOUSLY
INSECURITY
SAGGING SLIGHTLY
TOO THIN 
AND WEAK
FRAGILITY SPEAKS
AT CEREMONIES WHERE SNAKES ROAM 
TIE YOUR LEGS YOURSELF

BEFORE THEY ARE TIED
NOT FOR YOU IN UNIFICATION 
THE TONGUE UNTIES ITSELF
URGENTLY
URGENCY IS OBLIGATION DIVERTED
CONFESSIONS SPILL MERCILESSLY
BLOOD BECOMES INK
IN AN INK BATH
LEECHES BASK 
VEHEMENTLY

AT ONE AND ONCE
ANOTHER SCREAMS IN ANTICIPATION 
THE SCAMMER
SINCERELY POWERFUL  
FORGES A WAY 
TO THE ALTAR 
SELF- BELIEF 
IS OF THE ESSENCE
IMPREGNATED WITH SALT
SALINE EXPRESSIONS 
RELEASED IN ASSERTION

THE IMPRESSIVE ONESELF 
WHO OCCASIONALLY SHARES
I HAVE COME FROM LANDS OVERSEAS
I HAVE STOLEN LAND 
OVERSEAS
I HAVE RIDDED YOU
OF YOURS
I HAVE RIDDLED OF YOUR LIFE
ALL 
I SUMMON MYSELF
NOW NEVER WILL NOT BE DOOMED
BY THIS GENERATION 
AND WHATEVER THE NEXT 

THREE TIMES I WILL GRIEVE
IN CONTEST
THE AVERAGE HECKLER DARES NOT HECKLE
ON STAGE
A BABY SINS 
FOR INFANTS 
WHO WERE FORLORN BEFORE 
ARE VICTORS RESURRECTED
EXCEPTING GLORY
EXEMPTING CLASS
IF LIFE WAS A POEM I’D DARE ONLY OFFER THIS LINE FOR A VERSE IS PERHAPS TOO VERBOSE

WEEPING INHERENTLY DESPERATE

MEDITATE UNDER THE SEA
I SIGH
ECHOING                                                   
WITHIN SIGHT
SURROUNDING SANDS GLISTEN
ON THE OCEAN FLOOR 
I CRAWL

INTO THE ARMS OF NIRVANA 
I AM BLISS
AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
SUFFERING
CLUTCHES
UNTO THEE
HARSHER EVEN

BIRTHED BURDEN BREEDS BURDEN 
A BUTCHER WAILS
IN THE MISTIEST OF FLESH 
BLISTERING LIQUOR  
COLOURS THE BLUE
FROM AFAR
PREY UNLEASHES PRAYER

IT IS NOT FAIR 
THE SIREN THAT FUMBLES
IS AS FICKLE AS THE APPETITE
THAT OPERATES 
ON THE SHORE 
A WHALE FLUTTERS
EVEN HARSHER

'Mother and Child' by Pablo Picasso (1902)