reworked

Ugly Fish


There’s a really ugly fish in the middle of my pond
his underbite’s atrocious and his fins are far too long
he sits among the weeds all day acting rather coy
and carps on his misfortune and sucks all of the joy
out of all the other fish which spend their time in there
having to put up with him, it really isn’t fair
I think I’ll catch a pelican and set him out to sneak
around my little garden pond sporting
his pointy beak
with luck he’ll feel quite peckish and break the water’s still
and gulp that ugly fish right up in his saggy bill.

SHAME ALL OF THE POETS

shame all of the poets
for their art dares condemn
that which we are sold as truth
by more moral men
imprison verse contentious
that move against the creed
deny their revolution
and the questions that they breed
censor and damn the artists
who strive to realise
the beauty that is hidden
from more blinded eyes
sacrifice the poets
on the altars of your lies
but beware, in doing so
their words you’ll sanctify.

Intent

that I may undo you with simply a word
with phrases said softly, intentions unheard
that I may impart each wish and each need
with only a whisper planting the seed.

that I may undress you with but a glance
looks traded between us in visual dance
that for those few moments the knowledge is clear
a pact pure between us, a promise sincere

Exposed To You

exposed to you in naked lines
I draw from worlds I’ve not made real
save for the cosmos of my rhymes
a universe of verse revealed
read each word on tender lips
that they find life beyond this mind
the ink-stains on my fingertips
made flesh and blood for you to find
let each sound roll upon your tongue
in syllables an imagined kiss
for from these words desire is wrung
in hoped release, unscripted bliss.