Locked-out

God reclaimed the land
all across our great thing, gambling tables dissolved craven evangelists dice
Evolution kicking up new dance steps, now a barefoot and worried man,
took on blisters, nervous blood and longing
tackled gravity, like a bat in the trees, I hang up from other firing neurons
a new man bespoke, debunked alpha with progeny wild, and I tell you, they’re eating ants, drinking larva bathers kerosene water
I got an Apache feeling, tip-toed on old rocks, telescoped distance, made fear measure, took time lots from a double-sided pamphlet on hands up to the Sun
my black barrel of a spear evaporates mammal love, what’s now worth more than three hours to skin and butcher
take the bone out again Lord

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Runner

He ran in tune with her crumbling mind
with black backpack packed, the bottled water waves
on the on and on with tread, passing quick kill architecture, grass blades, bare trees, malingering men
non-tethered prey driven dogs slice their coats on creosote colour fences, make-believe castigator, non-Skinners degrade with the end of leather
got his precious shin splint stories to share
his magnificent trials for woman

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Wonderful

I was before this wonderful, a rolled-up tongue and saliva drips names slurry
my memories iced, now a healing head
got internal chemical rearrangements passing days in sensitive skeleton robotics, the inside-out intestinal knot-work, legs jive under night’s cover
so won a month’s hard labour in a survivor’s chat-room
I was before this wonderful

 

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1,049 miles

Walking, talking care home voters roll debris
chaperoning coins, a re-birthing mother feeds a machine, keep it up lady
Lithuanian suicide dialect – ‘Say something Sister!’
late afternoons with her invisible friends discussing The Frederick Douglas Hypothesis
injury time shifts, pay nets, plainsong plans
Westwards

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Ice

He and the breathless dog
walking frozen aisles
getting bookmaker’s jaw-jaw
hood up in a hot sun
can’t see his intimate intimidations
dog knows his kinder fragrance

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the modern life

To Friedrich Engels with love
morbid intentions of Capital
under the floss mill
labourer’s drugs and diversions
no warping smiles on wristwatch faces
child fitted under moving gears, from the stables
physiology grafted by cigar yellow breath
experiments, expansions, slave and usury

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spell Oppenheimer

Chromosome fitted Earth, weak seasons
we drink herbs, move gum around the mouth at noon
green eyes to girl smooth ivory finger nails
peddled ex animosity, laid debt plans for foreign banks
together, looked up Job 2:2 and the meeting before that, corroding

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salt waves

Dark drunken mother’s bed
fox teeth misery
fighting sleeves and legs
nipple see-through
sad coarse toxic mime
living on a cutting reef

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Megahertz

I’m a radio wheel turner
core disorder annihilation
conspiracy theorist listing omens
and a pill rattler on cable TV
got to remind bleached minds
silent ghost bombs
rust and dirt

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A zoology

African Wild Dogs one-way mirror
rhinos eye human
dead lion meat throw
the invisible lizards
stabbing dark ancestor science
penguins drown one egg

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