Her Book of Acts

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Other men arrived
so many times
finding a night
in wide open lies ...


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Planning Permission

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I look up at in-need houses
but have to correct myself
as I do when I see the hills -
they are no longer
in my striking distance ...


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A History Lesson

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

In my hand a precis of histories replayed
as my online device itches with faces
which I recognised even thirty years on ...


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My Generation

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

There's cash to be screwed off this ageing population
of us the near-needy - the to-be-nursed generation ...


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The Delivery

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I am driving slowly to your place
well under the national speed limit

because there is no more rush
to arrive - to park up - to be there ...


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Care

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

What is he listening to today

the lad with the headphones

which are always on his head ...


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End of Hours

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

This rumbling fatigue
steals my concentration

like my thief of comfort
it leaves me tilted ...


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Knife Crimes

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I had sliced open my thumb
peeling flesh to fish-white bone
but the unexpected incision
refused to well and bloom ...


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Piccadilly

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Hyde Road, Manchester

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Malpas Street was assailed
in a sustained assault -
once the Neo-Liberals
took this city and the port .../


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