The View

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The future stares
like my fifth child

her short view
no more beguiled ...


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BST

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

British Summertime
day one
as seen from this flint field ...


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Head Down

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I could never dance
so no loss there .../


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Incrementals

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It has been a month
of slightness and shifts
which can be described as
'incremental deterioration'
in my overall condition ...


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Lunchtime News

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The silence around the house
is perforated by the radio pips
as I switch on the hour's news ...


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Mother’s Day

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Our youngest watched his present pulled
from the naively-wrapped package ...


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The Laughing Fish

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

A late Friday lunch
of stale crisps and ale

'Sorry, the kitchen shut
today at 2.30' ...


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Gravity

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Gravity is not my friend -
we are growing apart

but for her odd-chanced offerings
when she stops things rolling .../


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Slap

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

My father had thinning hair
and ever thinning teeth
and a quick temper ...


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Sleep

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Sleep you are
my sweet-lipped whore
my head-bound fuck
but temporal


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