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Poem 3: Camber

Go moving fast downstream by the sea
Ball of foot sharp toe sand running free
Mutant shells sharp groaning foam debris
Crying wind sears mould heart scars empty

Concrete bluff arcs high beam verti-straight
Salty tang breathes damp cloys chest in spate
Flapping wind tugs fabric interstate
Render nears full promise never made

Aching on the dryslope
Sleeting over groynes
Burning of manila rope
Constancy of noise

Slicky creeping weed sings Jury’s Gut
Helming to the breeze shipwrecked and stuck
Rusting to the core doors welded shut
Longing for acetylene oxy-cut

Aching on the dryslope
Sleeting over groynes
Burning of manila rope
Constancy of noise




Poem 2: Black Pebble White Pebble

Black pebble white pebble
Cautiously pessismistic
Awkwardly atavistic
Minerally analogue

Black pebble white pebble
Sneers in your mind
Baking it blind
Forward rewind

Black pebble white pebble
Nothing is free
Voting prima facie
The well and the sea

Black pebble white pebble
Ocean frontage
Flatwheel bluntage
Camden to Wantage

Black pebble white pebble
Moths in a jar
Dark fading star
La Brea tar

Black pebble white pebble
Changing the choose
Chancing the lose
Who can refuse?



Poem 1: Starling

Deep jet black
Shy deep blue
Overtaken by a handful of dust

Spare white flint
Bluff bleak slate
Glinting emerald and yew-like

Wind on face
Wings’ applause
Starlings murmurate below