primrose says I will be her lips
bean says I will be her thighs
broom says I will be be her clitoris
meadowsweet says I will be her fingers
burdock says I will be her arms.
nettle says I will be her tongue
oak says I will be her torso.
hawthorn says I will be her hair,
chestnut says I will be her imagination.

And when she betrays she will be an owl
to swoop over your living and dying
said the sky.

Selected byMaria Mazzenga
Image credit:Sean J. Connelly

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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