Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Hard Shoulder ~ Richard Barrett


There is astrology though
unreliable / amongst the Debenhams
reduced rail
Every night + for ages
(Sometimes) But you suit purple
Dear Store Manager
That word 'glamorous' recurs
often. More than you'd think
The wind today is blowy
+ 1000 feet hit
(I guess) lets go!
chase yr. bus ticket then
+ with reference number----------
The feet hit those town gardens
Can I have a quid please for chips?
I am a Leo.


Richard is currently in transit

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Hard Shoulder ~ Richard Barrett


I was a cloud
The selection process used was mysterious
It might be difficult to mistake one house for two but
it can be done
And mythologies can also get confused
/ They will disappear with hard enough concentration
- if the coach moves fast enough
In that spare room, across that single bed
My swollen thumb
Someone who doesn’t notice time / or
notices it perhaps too much
Says: I am still the greatest / I am
the bowling-alley king
That clock is fast
Isn’t it? We’re awaiting confirmation anyway, so
best not to worry.


Richard is currently in transit