a man who dreamed he was a clock saw blue
in a wasp's nest on the side of a skyscraper
not bones as a document dancer antagonist growing back to
front, head to tail, trunk to appendage, proximal to distal
ticking an archetype against the index music and yeast in
a race with no outcome a going concern fist finger five
were you aware of the precise moment of release?
the weber as the unit of magnetic flux
small abrasions as a consequence of sex
Disgust: the alaeque nasi muscle raises the upper lip pulling
the skin around the nose and causing the nostrils to dilate.
dom duit dó di
ar an mbord
my heart sinking
closer to my shoes
"what's the use?"
asked the beer-bellied youth
in the bright orange shirt
flogging me a mobile phone
I was struck
hearing Meg Bateman read, baby on hip,
to a room packed with English
- they insisting on the Gaelic
and hugely enjoying it
laughing at the odd Marks and Spencer's and so on
struck by its uselessness
not the ní tír gan teanga
(no language no nation) drill
maternity dress paternity suit
sex and cancer cells forever young
Though nothing is true forever. Which if true must
eventually become false. Unless the one who makes it never uses it
and the one who buys it doesn't want it and the one
who uses it never knows they're using it.
woman's work jobs for the boys
the sad one
cool moist and shady
sell the slow
breed the fast
let them starve
After dinner the plume of smoke on the hill was as thick as a
thumb held at arm's length. Her hosts decided to show
Louise their ghost duck. They were very blasé about it.
Suddenly the duck went berserk and they all started taking
some kind of drug to knock themselves out. But Louise's
drug wouldn't work fast enough and the duck cornered her in
a dolmen in the field next door. She said it was very
frightening at the time.
virgin's milk bull's blood
a clean breast a dirty Dick
a flaw in a quiz-show thought he was a kazoo
everyone is singular the entire plane shuddered prepositor or prior
light reading snapping their spines even the smallest neighbourhood
required to diminish to one millionth of its original intensity
feeding on mice small birds lizards and insects refusing to
go forth by day to be unplugged approved or dismayed
males one season females the next
(at the right temperature
cannibalism will be low)
they will eat paint
washing the walls for painting
on the eve of Genevieve's birthday
Tempestua – our gale force girl
born at the equinox,
which I discussed yesterday
with the first year science class
they all eagerness, sensing perhaps
their own storms around the corner ...
" what's five to the power of three?"
"one hundred twenty five" said *****
having done powers before she was burned out of her house
and her relatives killed in front of her,
"very good" I said, moving on
ten to the power of one ten
ten to the power of two a hundred
ten to the power of eleven a hundred billion
bleat stream at mitre still
glint slight timer
metal in transition a crucible surviving
we found the volumes
of a large stone and a cork respectively
A young woman wearing a white lab coat leading an elderly
woman by the arm the pair making one very small step every
second or so. The younger woman was staring ahead
with a worn smile. Fifty independent facial actions.
Happiness: the corners of the lips drawn back and raised
obliquely by the zygomatic major muscle.
a slip of a girl a bit of a lad
show a leg cover your ass
red heaths end
entities entities entities
along local eddies and currents turn left
down a gradient into a lake of loss plucked up by a bird
speaking only in keywords composed of basic biological noises
after a salt fused in the universal solvent
ladder ladder ladder
alms from the clamour
compassing every language
flicking or sticking
the odour a nuisance
when large numbers die
lunar roman apple
or both roles at once
fertilising each other simultaneously
When the wind was at its height
the glass doors in the kitchen
over and over
as soon as I heard the blast
I knew it was a bomb.
He closed the shop –a jeweller's.
All the buses stopped
so I had to walk home.
unable to take my eyes off the buildings
as if sheer looking would keep them up.
Neater guano tango.
Florence, tired, is lying naked on the floor
tearing her favourite book to pieces.
ten girls' length ten girls' strength more pleasing to the
gods than agriculture or a male with a metallic green
head separated from unstoppable emotion petals opening and shutting spring
ahead fall back throwing it all away table moon sailor
a mite on an abacus wished it was a fruitbat
white blank black oblivion either side of this bright day
fear: the inner brows raised by the inner frontalis muscle, eyes wide with
pupils dilated, jaw rotated and lips drawn back.
the females with a dark stripe through the eye
hot pants shirt of fire
a tart with a heart a prick of conscience
supply artificial dew
remembering the eggs will absorb water swell up and burst
they will not usually cross a copper band
writing to Guy Birchard I said
I'd sew his book with red twist
for the thread of blood running through it
and the white arms and red finery.
I went downstairs
drenched in blood
and unlocked and opened the front door
to let Louise in
still completely unconscious ...
where was I?
not liking the idea of my body
going around unattended.
Phantoms mount an
Span a month
Tap tap a
Hasp opts to snap
Maps shout stop
Amps stamp must
The wine of youth does not always clear with age
spray of citrus jetting from the rind noble rot
shrivelling concentrating intensifying both sugar and flavor
zest yeast gist
calix chalice case or envelope
collective catalytic closure
teeming with fish
kalupto to hide