Off Botolph’s Bridge

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

This sweated disease
follows me - streaming
from her hip-rucking
bent-to rippled mounds... /


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Commandments

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Discard anything
that gathers dust
Do not drink alone
Do not fall in love... /


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Cyclish Runts Rant

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

To the cyclist who
nearly ran me down -
as I checked my step
upon Firle Beacon... /


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Dead Stars

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Let us forget
their faltering war
of shatterings -
of splinterings
of run-from-shops
blown high-to-dust
by others' drops
of barrel bombs... /


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A Price to Moor

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

You have found
a preferred supplier
My observance
is contracted out... /


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A Lepers Squint

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Our pew is set for untouchables -
we watch through a hewn leper squint
That tunneled sightline was gouged
by dust-bitten youth and old men... /


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Night Sweats

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Never write
about your sweated dreams
or sleep beyond each sunrise

You will not shake off
those fallacious night beads .../


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3 Words for Love

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Firmness re-surfaced -
as if a pulled cork re-floated
to lift itself - as she drank wine .../


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Reading Circles

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Concentric - a new whirlpool-word
found in my father's
handed down encyclopedia .../


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A Golden Cross

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

There is a medium wave
interference around me
off roost-massing rooks .../


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