Poems

CHMOD R-W-X

 

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she changed mode            from mod to journo!
helsinki bound
            on a sleigh west of                         NO!

bottle-blonde furies
                        stalking the XY stage

shaken three-piece             tour posters
                        all a-blur

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lyrics in crayon                         lying dead in a field

frozen shut             her eyebrow raised
                                                        & when
she plays
               my ipod
                             says                         NO WA(VE)Y!

like sue me helsinki!

                                    (art school’s ok

execute

showcase
            tiny amounts of             WWII flak -

trigger spirals             morph blow             waves                         NY!
           
            like why WAY!                         when you can say

                        GO!

that’s what they call it                         LOVE

                        of diagrams

 

B.A.S.E.

building
our atoms move                         deeper
into the nuclear cycle
                                    building machines
to dispense between                                cracks
radioactive like                         northern
soul or summer             milk
leap from a guard rail
                                    with leg rope
                                                          attached
antennae
mike oldfield in orbit
            around some ragged sun
i read rilke as we fell
                                    towards the waiting vans
            people are fucking to our album

hunting the frozen kaleidoscope
span
inside the chaos             of that frantic gig            
we plucked up courage
            we spread our shivering arms           
extending our antennae

as we hit the air            stage
earth
eclipsed by roars of album traffic             morse code
what could it possibly mean
                                    forever repeated
looking for the same                         elastics

            kindred to ashes


She’s An Autarky

she’s a why —————– in time 
    soundtracks erase the shutter ————————
myths & breakage —- gossip —-
            far-fetched
‘n charming ————— ‘n speeding ———–
                      on cooler
breathless —————– ‘n devoid
                                    of specialist moments
waiting —– for sunset
                     in a dusted carpark
rustle the mongoose ———————– dinner & show
——————————– autarky ——————
shadowland —————– flushes -
in vain —————————————– the tv age
        behind us
she —————– ’s an ——————————–
                   automobile in traffic
autumn showers ——————– summer drain
             a highway
    drenched in lightning


‘n bugs

 

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