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Poem of the Day – Practical Battle

Practical Battle

 

Dug out and about: in town: in trunks

Bevelled sequinned suits:

Shining in sun day best

A request for a leaving party; as glasses break in two,

Or three. To many to count.

 

The crippled spiders

Hanging from legs

From dancing boats in rivers

Sliding down slippery ideas

Spears sharpened for the debate.

 

Captured soldiers

All dressed up for candles

A different life to their captors

 

Matter of fact answers

Drained like blood from a blind spot

Hot in dreams: dripping

Sipping green chartreuse

Burning bridges built in the teeth of victims.

 

Schemes invented to avoid the problem

To crush the idea of entrapment

It seems the waves crash;

Flashing in vulgar repetition

 

Swimming in jeans to protect poisonous jelly fish

From what

Being eaten

Or photographed by fishes

 

 

 

July 2nd 2017

Patrick Turner-Lee Copyright

 

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