Units of Measure

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It is this moment - a problem of
mine - in my stumbled-to-stand -
when I rise to a lowered sobriety -
to another false swing of swagger .../


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Once Dead

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

You should turn up
to your funeral -
to hear their eulogies .../


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Kurt

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

So it goes - from the
slaughterhouse cellar
under Dresden -
At that safe depth -
with Werner Gluck -
his half-relative .../


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The Word of the Year

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

So there it is -
single-use -
the Word of the Year .../


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The Leviathan

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

A million cold rivets
were the punctuation marks
we used on the hull .../


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Prompt Notes

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Lugenpresse - the cry
of the untruth brigade -
in the theatres of hate .../


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Strung

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Am I rebuffed by your cooling love?
I tremor under naked phone lines -
oscillating - now wind-touched -
Silent are our words in the wires .../


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Lewes Martyr

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

She lays fond recall
of burning the Pope
onto today's
bonfires of Lewes .../


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Leaving

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

We were set upon by the leopard
the lion and the stinking she-wolf -
also known in these parts as Pleasure .../


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Inside My Lover

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I am entertained inside her lento lungs -
travelling alone and partly dusk-blind -
within her low suck of cooling breath .../


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