The Impatient Plant

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The Himalayan Balsam's scent
clogs - a laundry swill of smells -

lingering - invasive - out-of-place -
underlining the call to action .../


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Repose

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The granite markers have tipped forward -
angled over the settling of in-filled earth
where the boxes and bones collapsed -
the stones remain whilst other things fall .../


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Disputed Questions of Truth

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Aquinas floats in his grave
and Socrates will not swallow -
their thoughts have been inverted -
their words are sounding hollow .../


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Above the Ouse

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Here are the random spillages
of sorrel-glazed sweet chestnuts -
an overnight downed bounty
which has settled on the layers
of leaves and paths underneath .../


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In Line

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Weird kids never came out -
not back then -
that's why they were not in
our rushed pack
of loosely herded imaginations
running under the command of
Up to the ruins! .../


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The Hammer

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

There was a plan
doing the rounds
to destroy my love
and us .../


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Envious

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

My envy device knows me too well
just from the lightest of my touches -

She is engineered to conduct risings .../


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Last Summer

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

From this hill top distance
above the slope of the estate -
there - in thinning October light -
almost aligned to your rooftop .../


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Finding You

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I found value in my love for you
under Aurelius and Epictetus -
so I purchased a one-way ticket
to end my lonely sojourn abroad .../


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Samara

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Anemochory takes this seamless child
of these immigrants - landed from Europe -
and urges her to fly .../


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