London Sweats

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

A fan-cooled idle chauffeur
slumps
in his employer's slick black
double-parked Mercedes .../


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Serpentine Paths

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Today wary Canadian geese
avoid paddling screams
from lido blue rowing boats

finding cooler shade ashore
and rich landed pickings
among flat pressed patches .../


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Kissed Canvas

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It is easy to cheat
any marriage -
try slicing your brow
with a clean bread knife -
then forever blink
blood-spat sights .../


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Like Greta

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Find utter calm before fear
and be too brutally honest
with your known-self - first

Listen to bar-props on Europe
seething with Sussex-hate
about France - French - prices .../


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Dairy Parlours

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Sweet stinking cattle
of Brough Hill -

our machinations
are latched on to you by
German engineering
suck you near to dry .../


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Dyson’s Choice

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

You woke
wearing
diamonds .../


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Seaford Beach

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Do you want to sit on that strand
with me and my old sun-tarred men
of Seaford - bent to sipped coffees -
as Newhaven's headland is scorched? .../


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Working Girl

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

We briefly spoke -
it was a Monday
and you were out
in Central London
sounding slightly
drunk - three gins
and it was done .. /


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Pension Planning

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

When this gets real bad
and we will not see that -
not for quite some time yet .../


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Pinned

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Her long-rooted shyness
stopped her donning angel ways
in Israel - on an Arab feast day .../


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