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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A Field Near Ripe

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Two crows in black robes
ghost into my untrusting
edge of sight -
that miscalculated corner
of slights - of misinformation
.../


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Rough Notes

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Let us compare
our old notes
regarding ruination
.../


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Lovely

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

She stands as she presses
[a hot flat curse by her sex]
at an obdurate crease -
not her finest ironing... /


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Boardwalk Magician

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I am a slugged sum of rum and Coke
(Zero)
without any fixes - no bookings
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Night Management

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It requires -
wrote an author -
a total abdication
of intellect

It does not offer
easy balances -
less so under
a tightenec blindfold... /


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