gust on a carousel, revolve in Summer sun
as she kals to her mam on her doorstep.

Blown me nose on more material.
says her mam. Cheese-wire me arse.

They’re comfy, mam. ‘sides
lads like ’em.

Off you mean. When they’ve
got it on ’em.

Both snort in laughter.

Selected byJordan Trethewey
Image credit:Jason Briscoe

I am a shop assistant, after employment as a security guard, postman, admin. assistant, lecturer, and poetry performer with "Rats for Love." My work appears in "Rats for Love: The Book," Bristol Broadsides, 1990. First chapbook: "The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley" (Dearne Community Arts, 1993). Recently published in Blazevox, Nixes Mate, Live Nude Poems, The Bezine, The Bees Are Dead, and others. Chapbooks include "The Headpoke and Firewedding" (Alien Buddha Press, 2017) illustrated chapbook, "A World Where" (Nixes Mate Press, 2017), "The Spermbot Blues" (OpPRESS, 2017), "She Needs That Edge" (Nixes Mate Press, 2018). Forthcoming "Stubborn Sod" a collaboration with amazing Dutch artist Marcel Herms.


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