Thursday, 31 January 2019

Poetry24 2019

I had nineteen poems published by Martin at Poetry24 in 2018. Here's the first of 2019 — Perihelion —  and the second – Artifices of Intelligence on the Poetry24 website. A third – Tanks 1919 – on the 31st January.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Poison in the Stone

in the stone
poison in skeletons
shells and remains

Art Poisons the Artist

shells in shards, shaped like striated musculature
she carved them from the flesh of beaches
with husked sand, carapaces and skull segments
tied and strung into Adam’s bones
with the dust of grinding suspended in the air
and chipped flakes of cartilage silting her worktops
she breathed life into her work while particulates
drained her own life to an ebb like a quicksand

Thursday, 10 January 2019


is a product of the sky
on some distant black night
in which we squint at the stars
and follow them sunwise
to planetfall


was an invention