Monologuephobia

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I fear monologuephobia -
the fear of repeated words
which is a dreadful error
in my error-prone verse


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Cohen’s Disease

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I have Leonard's stiffness
and now no longer play
once his God decided
to make me kneel - not pray


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Shelters in Israel

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I measured the fixed areas
in which a life was doused -
drawn for the new owner -
one way to heal his house .../


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Postings

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

You share too much
on Facebook -
that communicable disease -
With whom and where
you lay your bed
so everyone can see
.../


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Attention

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Heed half-attention
to these written words
and the breath it takes
to read my thoughts .../


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The Fly

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The fly hummed her old song of death
as she jacked in the room's still air
in a quickened patrol overhead
of absurd dashes and acrobatics .../


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Pompey Love

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Always third in line -
never really intended
such was my birth -
I am long disinherited .../


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Holding

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

There are ripe callouses
on one of my palms -
a furrow of skin
in my walking stick hand .../


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Catching Butterflies

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

To catch a butterfly
takes a lightness of hand
which I try to employ
whenever I can .../


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Eclipse

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I danced my weight home
to a no-eclipsed Moon
whilst reports of Her crimp
were reduced - removed .. /


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