Before Digital

By Mike Bell Poetry 1 comment

Revox B77 - high or low speed -
from my easier analogue ways
before everything got too fast... /


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If You Both

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For Beth and Sam If you both show kindness – then your love will survive Within such an offering is your ever-guiding light Sam, do not hold her too tightly and leave dark marks Do not hold her too closely against your fear of loss Do not hold her at distance and ask her to...


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Inside

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We sit stuffed
inside
our bleak dioramas
alongside reduced in number
pandas... /


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Excoriate

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Do not throw anger
back at your other
unless you are ready
to stoke their ire -
redoubled surelye
by your avoiding eye?... /


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Cancellations

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There'll be
no anniversary -
it was a date
you always forgot... /


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Brushed

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Fabritius chained
his blushing goldfinch
in exacting dark brush strokes
.../


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Marbles

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Dignity is my now tattered flag -
white by surrender's tradition -
a message to my sworn enemies -
now limp over my fallen nation... /


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Noted

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From our solemn mediator's
lined notepad - Just a cheap thing -
he referred to his underlinings
... /


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Posted

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We want to be heard -
us mutterers - we discontents
who can mussitate... /


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Golden

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I lift up Leonard's
microphone

He had kissed
this windscreen's
black-eyed foam... /


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