State of the Union

Alyse 1

Bored, under-achieving
self-absorbed, self-deceiving

Withdrawn, constantly day-dreaming
deeply flawed, scorned and reeling

Crisis?
Disbelieving

Edge of the abyss?
Teetering

Promised my Lady Alyse, in hope of healing
But seeking forgiveness or simply scheming?

Why live like this?
I am leaving

state of the union 3

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Gift-Horse Dentist

My Man Kemp

Well squire, you amaze me
never thought I’d live to see the day
when you’d sniff at an easy monkey

Good money for a simple job
collect the gear, go make the drop

And there’s you all bleary eyed
rubbing your bristly chin
with no more idea than a fly

Whether you’re up and about or still dreaming in the sack
whether you’re out on foot patrol or clinging to a horse’s back

I mean to say, where’s the worry?
in-out, bish-bosh
nice ‘n’ neat ‘n’ tidy

If you set off at dawn my friend, you’d be back by middle-night
the Finnons’ may be dodgy geezers but they will always see you right

Could be Jonah-the-laughing-boy, who’s copped a pretty monkey
to pay his way, as sound as a pound
nobody’s filthy flunky

Do me a favour, I’m too busy see?
get yourself together, earn yourself the fee…

Gift Horse Dentist

 

Reducer

Clown

Crow-black-clad
frail
silhouetted-shape

Idiot-clown
reject
loser-fake

Mind-blown cipher
wind-blown along a
faint and futile looping lifeline

Certain only of possessing
neither free-will
nor a creator and saviour’s devine design

Clown 2

Rowboat Wreck

Rowboat Wreck

I’ve waited forever
for you to come down
from the oriole in your tower
way up in the clouds

Where I hope you are embroidering
your sheer silk wedding dress
sewing millions of silver sequins on
with the finest golden threads

And I wonder if you gaze
your apple-green eyes
across this supermarine lake and this
swans-down-cloud-sky

Searching the fine
dividing, horizon line
for a galleons full sail
not this rowboat wreck of mine

Rowboat Wreck 2 (2)