Monthly Archives: March 2013

Stephen Emmerson

Paul Written

From Letters to Verlaine

XXV)

 

How bell rang
to swallowed chest
my dinky boots
or surface clock
I squeezed a spot
and time started
the raw god lipstick
windows kissed
for winning ever
to expanse

You should
should shard should
forever

Forever Paul should
not shard should
not glitter

But stab shard dark

forever

XXVI)

 

I heart
deleted horses
verbalaxed
to cyclone
when be
around bee
feels stupid
to be bee
I heart bee too
copper plated Paul
in hive
YES
it has gotten
beyond
to pale again
to Paul
behave

 

XXVII)

I am flattered
that winter is
dressing up as me
but the rain
comes
into my body
such frozen lake
a chemical grass this darling
and the rain is
guzzled
drowned on
by everyone, each one a fish-fake
scaled up to human
I am human
fish-fake and human
in rain
to burst open
coz of minus
that there is minus
even is rains cardigan
English Paul
there are ice lumps
in my throat
water will try
become circle
this cycle be circle
around us
moat

XXVIII)

 

Hello
a parasite
star
inverts
where water
twitches
new beef lake
to wander
deer or startle
I am full
of diamantes
to                      be
at last where
hotel potions
consume
yet
very idea
would be
aspirin enough
to drink
I beckon you
starve
the notion
give bread
a second chance
to break
oh
there            there
I ate all the rhinestones
on your
jacket
again

XXIX)

 

I am back in the Wolds
& all I can think of is us
sat in Poppins cafe smoking
roll ups
we had drunk a bottle
of Martini at Grimsby train station
and smashed the remains on
the track

But track is always glass
a glass mouse track that
tails suddenly last

That we came from a pub later
singing an 80s hit
is
testament              Apocryphal maybe
yet the good book lies only
to reveal a truth

A truth track coal shoveling
choo choo
my little mouse / my cracked
glass mouse          a mouse last
the track is mouse no more

we are blind Paul
and mouse no more

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