These are linked poems created week by week for a year, inspired by the book No Choice But To Follow, and the poets therein who did it first.

Monday, 21 April 2014

April #3


Toast crusts, pork scratchings,
burnt bits of meat,
borders of gardens,
bushes trimmed neat,
beaches and cliff tops
where nesting birds wedge,
some of these things can be found on the edge.

Lace upon lingerie, good for a thrill,
spun sugar topping Chantilly cream hills,
butterfly stroke for surface swimming,
makeup and fake tans on plastic-faced women,
suited blokes smiling with hard cold eyes,
coral reefs dying where golden sands lie.

For things of importance
the things we should keep,
those are the things we find when we go deep.

— Michele Brenton

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