Dogs tear up the street the light is less than before I hold up my hand as if I have a question in mind thinking about syntax and non-patriarchal units through the ceiling they are arguing, again random vowels let loose cat scarred the sofa (could do with mending) dead rat odour has dissipated, finally I want to walk with you in the landscape you do not know show you my tree the one that stands alone in the middle of a field the one I’ve photographed in all seasons and sent you via DM sea cabbage for tea? we can boil it in a pot the shingle at tide-out tonight was Jarman-esque reminded me of Dungeness (although I’ve never been) re-reading Modern Nature painting with words these pages are fronds in an ordered garden zones of ink loop and turn into folds of sea a view of a ship lined with fever the smell of cut grass is true the delirious hue of the night sweats he knew Sainsbury’s–pending gladioli–splayed out on a Dove grey wall contemporary sells a plastic blue tit reclines on a plant pot with his loud yellow breast my Dad texts from Inverness a postcard from Salem hides the spine of five books Viv Albertine, Clothes Clothes Clothes... potato farls cut into quarters Dorothy’s red shoes found online sat killing time on the tiles of a fake fire.
And the swell of my seas Is the call of all being And the sun brings me through And the moon drives the waves And the pull of my heart To the stars I keep seeing I am light, I am dark I am no more afraid
My Spiritual CowboyThree poems to be exhibited in a literary salon at The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas, October 2018, curated by artist-in-residence, Susan Finlay; featuring poets Auerlia Guo, William Kherbeck, Phoebe Blatton, Sarah Harrison, Amy Key and Daisy Lafarge. www.unlistedprojects.com