Friday, 25 April 2014

Sun Heavy

Sun Heavy is a poetry night at the Coach House, 22 Walpole Road, Kemptown, Brighton, UK - 15th May - 7pm - £3 donation
I will be reading alongside Ben Graham and Alan Hay

night platform

we were all there
collaged up
the ceiling low
but not
dolly was climbing
and we found
square turned
our hands


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Road safe

don’t start

somehow the sea got up here

yellow metal

fighting over cracks in the pavement

and broken strings

pulse in the engine

lights change

want to stay

want to go

day light when we got here

under track

fan up this side together

sounding back

secret gets alive around

this Friday shape

feel that

can we do this again

yes next time you’ll be different

people die all the time

he’ll climb the wall

can you play that

and choke

does that mean sing

get closer

to kiss

for words

ancient air case

and bricks no one slipped


electric normally

watching for once

all the small wheels

made big rain

move around

shiny earth clap

in sense

water stay here before

do that from the wrist

from the waist

from the one eye looking

sure time has lost us

this time

tuning tunnels

for hair nails

and keys to sleeping

numbers play their part

in shade

and footwork

until we stop


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Control Zone

descending what day is it

invisible fog

lightning breaks twilight

are we doing the scaffold

the right way up

and language attack

is bled into

this space will not break

disconnections contract

a tracery of lives

burning off what they can get

domino tail is king

if someone can help me

with the electric

angle to be

dog skull stone shape

written up in lilac

I didn’t know trains could miss

and put my weapons

in the sun

can this heat

really change a sound

or if we can stay here

crucified swastika jammed

inside a chalk outline

don’t look at me

ripping my clothes

so it didn’t

look like the first time

following someone

dressed blacker than me

been there before

we arrive somewhere

my ticket doesn’t work

but they let me through

blood moon where were you

erase my footprints