May Collage Poem

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Tense reticence, the kiss of limbs

for Hanging’s biggest fan


Free and easy

Scattered island red

Poll blood hundred to the dozen


The long, elastic tug-of-war of love


Forgive me if I did not understand:

Lord, may my faith grow ever stronger


A voice cracking on the radio,

Giving some sort of verification

That the static’s home.


I know that it’...

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Exile - March Collage Poem

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Numbers lost tutting in a happy mode
Lost for words but is nice to see you all
One, two, three bloody Mary
Has burnt that toast again
Seeing your face light up
When you see mine
A shining beam pierces the darkness
Stallions taking you on a chariot ride
Watching animals at Belle Vue

Three two one and the bullets are all gone. 




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February Collage Poem: Cages

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Barely living through the dance of night

Tiger-stripe trapeze in savage growl


Swiss diligence with eerie eyes


From corridors of incandescence

To alleyways of guttered candles

Room with nothing but lonely memories


Ghosts, horror, the present, the past.

Everything changes. Nothing changes

Memories and wishes.


Two children play in the ashes


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January 2015 Collage Poem: Novelty

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Intact, these children dance and sing

Forward and back.

Forget hatred; make love,

but don't whore


Don't tell me the truth

Or look at the meanings

In between words


Summer is a salad of water

Blue eyes


People of all kinds

too many to remember -

Who cares?


I see new words in new directions

All new faces and self-reflections

A pill to ...

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