Sunday, January 28, 2007

Another Visitation

a broken door scores
his rage at forgotten names
and sleepless haze

the sink
his civilisation lost
and deserted
an order too far invisible
manifest in round flat
concave silver sharp
and dazed

crusted insects smeared across
crack'n'blackened deco tiles

microwave mummified from within
exploded eggs and year-old beans
overflowed milo and molten meat
trailblazing ants stealing
for new colonies - or rats
scraping loudly in toxic cupboards
of chemical waste and home-brew

a history of papers
stories never read
collecting grime on tabloid verse
stacked and sticky
wrapped in string with alzheimer's bows
a feeble shuffle and
resolute NO to any hand but hers