animal day with a pocketpenknife
in your fist. Guide the edge

with your thumb, peel to bone
white. Get a day off as one pelt.

Stretch taut over a hollow, make a drum
to beat as your hands do your lungs.

Remake the day.

Image credit:R. Crap Mariner

I am a shop assistant, after employment as a security guard, postman, admin. assistant, lecturer, poetry performer, with "Rats for Love", my work included 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. "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" (Alien Buddha Press) fully illustrated by the amazing Dutch artist Marcel Herms

 

 

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