Poems

 

We Don't Have Cucks In Ireland

We don’t have cucks in Ireland It’s the tourists that wear the green hats As it is, words fight for a place here In the noisy desperation hall Where...
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The Treetops

The treetops never wait for you And fields are incorrigible when You finally notice them That’s when they call you ‘Featherbrain’ After when the...
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I've Seen Exit Signs

I’ve seen exit signs everywhere From San Francisco to Shanghai And they all blaze the same way Sometimes red like that blood you see In Italian...
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Nodding Like You're Listening

Nodding like you’re listening When the redundancy’s announced And the checks have bounced And the substances emerge for abuse And nodding like you’re...
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I Suggested Iceland

I suggested Iceland and you smiled But said you’d been there before And it was very expensive. I can afford, I said, and we had another round Of...
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The Storm Of A Thousand Years

Cultural differences notwithstanding We’re good at standing in the rain Eating chicken on a stick together and Laughing when a joke transmogrifies...
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Jackrussell

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Desperate Bastard

'Presuming' sophistry of me You turned and walked Confidently away And I yelled About mediocrity Until bailiffs and morning birds. There will never...
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Bibi Andersson

Started writing this following Bibi Andersson's death last year. It's a late eulogy.
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Hot Dry Noodles

I know a woman who killed her teacher In the revolution And who cooks up The finest noodles – and easily the spiciest – In the mortal arts. Oh...
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And last of all, the hamper

Kenneth takes the hamper after all; it’s worth the whole year and more, the last hamper of them all, full of mince pies and truffle spread and little...
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The Last Poem I Shat Out

Was I proud? Yes. Was it a classic? No. Did the world stop? Yes. Did they hear it? Thankfully, no. Was it satisfying? Mmm...Yes. Did it ultimately...

I Smoked All The Dandruff

I smoked all the dandruff From the pillow you left Enough of it for a full snout. Afterwards, I threw the last Of your head And your shoulders out...