Poet Introduction I have been writing poetry for about 10 years now, still need to crush a lot of coal before I get a rough diamond. I try to improve all the time so really like constructive feedback, Love reading other poets and finding something that takes me away.
Its beige walls are waiting, they grin as I'm wheeled in. The stench of boiled veg brings up the words I can only write in bile,
My gripped tight chest snatches at breaths, liver spotted fingers clutch the oxygen mask as I suck out this cylinder.
Decay is now translucent skin, hung on bone coat hangers, memories spread so thin they runs like mop-bucket bleach, into the cracks of broken tiles. Told to sleep, I'm laid out alabaster under starch tight linen,
His face was gouged like sculptor’s clay thin lines under cheek bones thumbed deep into eye sockets.
The meniscus of old age had bottled his vision but he still had a Whiskey gruffness in his voice that reminded me of forgotten songs and pearl inlays, each one made to fit the only three chords he could play.
There's a boy I used to glimpse, with punk cut, black dyed hair and morning stubble, sitting thin in a mohair jumper and jeans, his voice was cigarettes through nicotine stained fingers that pointed out the freedom of self belief and dole queue haze.
I walk past him some days and snatch the bottle from his hand whisper in his ear of the secrets of unkind years and the change that is yet to come, rage in his face with mute expressions of regret. I'd smooth out my Captains map and plot him a different...
My damaged head reminds me how much wine I took to bed, still unsure on legs that stamp each step.
The bathroom slaps me cold in my feeling old, can't handle it face. Piss proud I lean cheek first and taste the dry streaks of toothpaste on the mirror.
The angry kettle spills hot as I yawn into caffeine, still wrapped in a quilt. I slide back the conservatory door and bathe in a burst of warm air. My favourite sun-bleached chair has been harvesting heat, enough to feed my aches for a...
The two babies that lived wanted a dog So, I bought them electronic pets. Made up some nonsense about if they could look after that they could look after a puppy just to delay the day really, but of course, we still bought a bitch.
They soon stopped feeding them forgot to give them exercise no water for days, always an excuse always me who stepped in to pick up the shit, literally.
The puppy died at sixteen, a grand old girl. The boys left home and all their unwanted crap, I found the dead Tamagotchi’s ...
Tell me why do you snore so loud in bed, shaking the pictures and walls ? The noises you make drill straight through my head, tell me why do you snore so loud in bed. When there’s nose clips to wear or oils to be spread and you just sleep through it all. Tell me why do you snore so loud in bed shaking the pictures and walls ?
Tell me why do you sound like pig she said, digging my ribs with her fist? each night you find a new nerve to shred Tell me why do you sound like pig she said, please sleep down stairs or simply desist ...
Heavy rain washed over the wiper blades the car juddered to a halt, steam rising from the radiator like a Roman spa. As I looked around for any sign of help, lightening flashed across the silhouette of large foreboding house set back from the road.
I started the 60-yard dash, coat over my head. The solid oak of the front door gave a dense thud as I banged three times. It opened before the fourth “come in Reverend” said a well-placed butler “We’ve been expecting you”, I was about to say you have me mixed up with someone else, ...
I see myself opening the door but I know I'm still sat on the bed, I listen to the sounds that silence makes where thoughts cant travel in a vacuum.
I instruct motor function like a school teacher but the class ignores me, the bell never rings, just muffled sounds, watching water drown trapped under a blanket I keep pushing off from this seabed, never surfacing.
I slip the colour from dawns pale wake and bite its gold to prove it fake, clutching tight a shallow breath a deep sea diver with leaded steps.