Photographs by Jane Burn
Buying a 2nd copy and actually reading it
Attention by flattery slatterns
impressing on puppies like dummies
their mummies commanded from nappies
was sleepily bibbing the bottom
bass messy and splattering missives
and missals and missiles amassed in
emission expressing with ballast
its fannish allegiance asserting
by chassis and carcass each doyenne
each ennead worshipped to passing
and Twitter, says Kenny, accomplished
a passion beginning the nulling
of filler by hitting and cutting
and sunned untilled the terrain is
unbrilliant, weedy and buttressed.
Destressing? Oppression has quarries
degree-set to pressure-cook, coddle
and simmer and sizzle and seething’s
distressing but shopping is soothing
redeeming some dollars for offprints
my stepparent wheezed to proffer
a gross anniversary offering
I passed on forgotten and bottled
till, blessed the occurrence, was ditto
between the millenia surrounding
possessed at a bookshop. O twinning
addition! I finally looked through.
Assumptions like tweets though succinct are
not roomy and focused attention’s
no tyranny. Worried? Who’s settled?
MEET THE PARENT
I offer you my dad.
See him go on
at ninety one.
Can’t be bad
by power of will
His shinskin’s flat.
His legs are
Who can’t do that?
He sheets your bed
with grunt and vim,
self-strong. For him
need alone is dead.
Food slips his lip.
He buggers forth.
Brain is north
though south can trip
and he can fall.
and not like him,
What has got
a bit like him
claws on mat
in pedigree of
Who can see that?
in the audio,
too high, slider
joke as if joking
hear-hearing the speaker
of wake up
on the train
Ooh oh ugly
prove Fauves lovely
move hue above. See:
[loov], [lohv], [luhv].
You show Muttley
when you go rut me.
You know, uh-huh- hee.
Interview technique remains, non-sequituur,
can’t you do better than that that you’re doing there?
Punch on the radio everywhere listening
interviewees in the spotlight are answering
moralised badgering: work for your dignity,
ask for no funding. Their funds for my salary
cover my output though once there were more with me?
Lacking a radical protestant history,
justice is robbed; sanctimonious badgering,
anger at doublespeak, doesn’t mean anything.
Translate the language until it’s original
blood in the veins if it’s forced past municipal
decency batters the vessels it rushes for,
shouting at radios violent imprimatur,
under it stressing till death on retirement.
Drop-outs will diagnose paymasters dominant.