Thursday, 26 April 2012

Down's Before Birth

Down’s before birth

If you could change this life
for a real one,
 - say -  with a fuller story
wherein you have a new handle
marauding through a spanking world
maybe in a place more lost
-       would you go?

And how would you feel about your new life?

Imagine you’re ready,
standing moments before birth
in pounding rain
shivering with all anticipation
and calmly
turning down your little dial of mind
to nothing – wanderer -
with such a lot to give:
perhaps it’s not so dark and cold
as you fight your way into a sweeter handicap;
as fool, magician, simple creature, king.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Are you going?

I put Andrew to bed
remembering without fail
to sing Scarborough Fair
eyeball to eyeball
head to head

and I know he’ll probe
– honest as a boy –
for one more burst
- a final verse -
of mutual joy.