Friday, 29 October 2010

New Bard

When the page is laid out
our magazine winks,
aiming to spin through a litany of
images, deeply distracting and rich.

10 step success, we’re branding for viral,
making it glossy, a number one hit;
catching the eyeballs, designing for impact,
chasing celebs for a niche.

Selling, competing dear;
luvvie, the storyboards,
adverts and partners, our vision.

Developing strategy,
SEO, CEO, workflow and cashflow,
strip teasing and fleecing - by spinning our yarns.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Something from Nothing
and a word reverberates
away to Nothing.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


There seems a point
when even balance gets into balance;
like a see-saw or a weigh-scale horizontal
or when my car’s milo went through
222222 miles;
all those little ducks in a row
and one day, every year,
all places on our planet
get almost exactly 12 hours of daylight.

Almost, that is, almost
in balance - almost those miles,
exactly diurnal? - but never,
not quite; a smidgen, a pulse
out of whack and somehow, god willing,
it seems better like that?

Monday, 25 October 2010

A Willow bends

It seems like only when
he thinks he’s got it right
that a surge of ancient strength
rises up his skeleton

but it’s only when her words
begin to proves him wrong
that he starts to understand
how bones can slowly melt;

made of humble jelly
bending through a brittle husk
and, in the heat of battle, really
nothing’s worth too much.

She tells him – til he gets it,
working out what strength is.