Monday 26 February 2024

HOT CIRCLE




data scraping
its 
own 
bots 
life hacks
inflammatory blue tick screeds

the server farms
on 
the 
edge of town
work 
up
raging thirst

that 
leaves
the 
people panicking 
for 
bottled Highland Spring

manipulated & misinformed
&
saturated 
with 
pointless choice









Friday 23 February 2024

IT SHOULD BE IN A MUSEUM




he goes down the steps
& she rushes to follow
& he stops on the steps
& it catches her out
& she goes back up the steps
as he starts down again
catching her out again

& they both stop 
& she lifts his hat brim
& he is preoccupied
& she projects fun
& he acquiesces 
& with his hands 
still in his pockets
he sticks out an elbow
for her to loop her arm inside

& together & in tune
for now at least at last 
they go for a drink
in washington dc 1936
shia lebouf 
nine months away






Monday 19 February 2024

POLO MINT HOLE




in the gloam of undelivered winter
i pin mad hope
on the accruing spring lands

it is impossible pressure
i know
for only a season to shoulder

but the emptied airs all dead
& in need of natures basting

& the hope is in the hope of it

like a polo mint hole

if the hope is anywhere









Saturday 17 February 2024

AGOG AT THE HIGHWAY




look the febrile universe
in its indifferent & piebald eye
like the ants we are
agog at the highways
pandemonium & alchemy 

& carry on carry on 
toiling in the cordovan soil 
we have worked
& poisoned
& paved 

smiling in the mad grace
we demanded of it
weeping of it
the same







Thursday 15 February 2024

ACCELERATED ELECTRIC HEAD




within minutes
no seconds
of waking

i have diagnosed myself 
with 7 rare disorders
& held the floor at 3 wakes

fought a policeman
& stopped a war

killed a murderer
& snubbed a king

all in my accelerated electric head

& it dies down some with coffee

~

like things on a microscope slide
oily shimmering rainbows
strobe in my pov margins

& a chad of light is displaced
by a black hole punched 
into the centre pane

& everything & anything
i do / manage / achieve

this morning
this afternoon
all week

is herculean heroism
in my viddy newsflash