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


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

*OR HUMAN LIASON (EXTRACTING A RICHER EXPERIENCE OUT OF LOSSES & LESSONS)


 

today
the crows 
are in an advanced stone age

& working 
in tandem 
with repopulated wolves

take it ALL
take it OVER

Its  Fine  With  Me

i can learn to be a crow or wolf

if the crows & wolves agree*







photo - TV Static #18 from the Dagenham Archives



Tuesday, 19 October 2021

LOVE OVERFLOWS IN ANIMAL EXPIRATION




dont need
to scratch 
too deep

for the black revelation to bleed

varnish tarnished
by the tick tock thunder

&
dark angst in the diesel cortina










photo - Coffee Van #2 from the Dagenham Archive









Monday, 18 October 2021

HUNGRY HUNCHED & ANGRY

 


i napped hungry
hunched & angry

furious with noise

&
slid like grease
into
the
acid horror
of 
the
hypnagog zone

under fifteen blankets
the fan on full







photo - Cat Part from the Dagenham Archive