Break Up. Poems. Obviously.

These are poems mostly about separation and breakdown but this is not a depressing collection - defiance and hope weave their way through the poems.


21. Orton


It rained a creeping of lonely marmalade,
which hung, slick, sticky in the air,
soft fruit pieces slithering past the juice,
sluice, sugar choking the angel cake grey 
as a devil may care gasped and clawed,
bit, shit, refused 
not to stare at the murder scene
where a sad lifebuoy lay, 
a hammer's throwaway line
prised, teased, peeled
from his candy skull shell
but forensics fired blanks,
so Orton came back, 
to name the victim 

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