Mark Heathcote

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I have 597 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
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Mark Heathcote

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I combed, Hemsby beach…

I combed the beach for comets Knowing only too well They exist where I’m walking, And at last I find my comet. But ‘O’ look there’s another And now another and another!


I traverse the evening with a glass wine From a newly opened bottle of merlot In the morning my head will ache! Ache with the growth of a cherry stone Imbedding its roots, suckering up

I fed the stars into your mouth

It was I fed those stars into your mouth This is normality, isn’t it?

Japanese water chimes

I notice a dip in his eyes Like some Japanese water chime His eyes were like mine What parables we share. Gazing at her sweptback; strait hair. Then her parting ample breasts,

Fine silk spun with gold

Folded moth wings placed together in prayer Open to discover the moon and starlit air In madness flap circle my heart— And like a curtain, take little bites at my soul.