Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Two Minutes












I don’t need silence
for memory to work
even when remembering
becomes that different thing
remembrance

Sunday, 11 November 2018

End All

















one hundred
years of war
to end all wars

gravestones
names inscribed
the written record
the dying and the dead
on every side
ledgers of death

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Take This
















Take this, my body – break it – 
and this, my blood – to drink – 
thin, like rain.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Lost Wax

DT as Flawed Statue













The emperor dresses his flesh;
the fat-cat god-king pimps
his chiselled dog-face to vulpine,
his brillo-hair, like steel-wool,
as tarnished as his iron will.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Poetry24 - Last for a While

I've had sixteen poems published by Martin at Poetry24 since January this year. It's now in recess. Here's Tick Tock till, hopefully, the New Year :

Here are those from July to September

Tick Tock - one final call to avoid climate catastrophe….