Insurance Matters

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Here - almost - an immolated whale
found bare - beached and dry

She is still - no stuttering breaths
of engine or pumps - cold dead .../


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On the Meridian

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It is a valorised thing – according to Tesco’s stuck clock – it keeps all minutes at ten past each hour An upturned claw on top of the brewery’s brick chimney sits finger-ready to grab electrical strikes as charged forklift trucks whirl and rattle quick around that barrel-high yard to meet loading outs and unloading...


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Harbourside

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I tripped on a snake
coiled into the form
of fixed turns .../


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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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Above the Weir

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

The kayak wobbled
on the tamed river
as we paddled -
but out of time .../


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