Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Blue

What becomes of blue when sky leaks late
deliveries too posthumous even to resurrect
a meagre shelter.

In opposition to atmosphere we say “out of or into”
as if nothing did come.

Sunday, December 24, 2006


When there is nothing left to burn but the stake, which is commonly viewed as fairly decent fire wood, you could say that it was time to go electric. Can I suggest the Hendrix heater which, it must be said, has the drawback of only being effectively switched on by an experienced left-handed engineer, who for the duration of the heater’s use has to be employed by you under the terms and conditions laid out in his handbook, which includes such idiosyncrasies as his right to believe the said heater is working when it clearly is not and the possibility of his right hand seeking similar employment at a later date.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

All Ears

The hand that sidesteps the bite, feeds itself
on the back of a camel whose leading straw
broke on the road to Rome.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Either peppered with or
swinging the mill back from forth
to hear between the grind reduces
the sound of sight.

In the dark there is no form
and any resemblance is neither black
nor white, but a wavering of hands
holding air.

Friday, December 15, 2006

After Hours

When irregularity calls, there is no time to pour latency away, down the plug-hole of our.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


If I said two dozen hours
would that split the day for twelve
or scramble morn-noon and after-ing?

Monday, December 11, 2006


by postponement
that rearranges precipice, flattening
the up-hill hours.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


How useful an untimely lean may be against vertical inclinations, any upright fondness for sheer, prematurely tends.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Asserted within, (a confidence no trick can keep)
since aside manoeuvres by incentive: a need

for something other than, whispered as shout
or left understood, as if beneath occupied appreciation.