Wednesday, 27 October 2021

TROPE LIFE NUMBER 8



living
in
an
easy listening muzak elevator pause

like in films

i take a breath / we all take a breath

vertical détente / still we lock & load

but   
      no   
           floor   
                   is   
                        mine








photo - Last Cars Out Of Dodge from the Dagenham Archive



Tuesday, 26 October 2021

2UP READY OR NOT



the child grows old

meadow magic gone

the old stick stubborn then fold

single use flowers come


~


you ceremony burn them

to an inoffensive mp3

was all glimmer then

your roof is dust for me







photo - Roofs / Rooves from the Dagenham Archive



Monday, 25 October 2021

THE BORN INDEMNITY




theres no fire in the lead
& no dance in the pencil

the music must be wrong
& the meds must be faulty

but its just another day

shoulder 
to 
the 
blackbriar treadstone

look what they make you give . . . 

you get the headaches too ?






photo - Headache in Motion from the Dagenham Archive





Friday, 22 October 2021

IN THE GRILL OF A RUSTY CAMPER / SOLID LAST WORDS




it was almost a deathbed confession
i had always wanted to hear one
& he had always wanted to give one

but there was no bed
its was blacktop
going red

& the confession
was all shock & nonsense

he laughed when i told him

laughed blood & bubbles


~


can you smell that ? 
he asked me
its my sadness burning

i gave him a nod
i gave him a smile

his yamaha was on fire
in the grill of a rusty camper

it was that we could smell
my singed-to-nothing arm hair


~


solid last words achieved !
i said
high five ?

we did a low one 

sirens licking the firmament  







photo - Camper from the Dagenham Archive



Thursday, 21 October 2021

NEVER A SKY PILOT OR PASSENGER BE

 

 
verdict 
is

earth
is

Officially  Longterm  Unliveable

~

i wont make it onto the sky lists

& even if i will be cool cremains
when the last trees fall unheard

it still makes me sad today







photo - Cement Belt from the Dagenham Archive