Sirens

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

In that moment
when your cup tips

you will sip
on emptiness

It is already too easy
to taste nothing.... /


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Number 54

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I am not blood-steamed
by spine loosening grunts
across bare white backs
laid out below Istanbul
on arse-warmed marble
.... /


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Her Heaving Line

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Don't tie me a tight
heaving line knot
like those used
to gird monks
to Mister Christ
or to add weight
to throws and casts
of messenger lines... /


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Covetise

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I am your blown out wish - rich
with birthday spit

I inflate wanted lists and
your every year -
every anniversary - craving
for gifts
I hope you like it.... /


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Dream #4

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Her high heels
clip-clop
on and on

She wears a brooch -
Number One... /


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A Window

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Creased net curtains
with stocking details -

old man's smoked glass -
a soiled two-way mirror... /


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You can walk with me

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

You can walk with me
along another path
It's not too far
but be aware of fallen trees
.../


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Holinshed’s Chronicles

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Your brief candle will light
my abdication - write it down
Please - remove my crown
before its weight crushes me... /


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Notice 69

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Have you witnessed
her cast off on bow-side
whilst tautened ropes -
messenger sent -
are pulled stern-side?
.../


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On the Pier

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Can you rouse your future
without looking at your palms?

Whilst they are pressed together
will you forget your past?... /


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