Wednesday, August 10, 2011

domesticity ~ Iain Britton




is a window      a condensation hole for the eye

a shabby curtain


she overthrows a fanatic’s impression

of a blue sky

       sees what I see

   a fountain in the mouth

           of a girl


dolls lined up on a hot day


new clothes already old


she procrastinates

 
 a pleated look is the thing

           the minas spark in confusion


what exits the house
will be far different
from what enters

she pursues          the behavioural habits

of a heavy electric stage band

            which brightens the city

excites streets

the curious of the streets

the walking sleepers

the universal ventriloquists

practising conversations

               on a night’s exhumed corner


    the expectation

is a second-to-none instalment

of living for the minute


she ignores why I’m here

        black hands

            sketching mythologies

   of orchids / white geraniums / a grape vine

                   trapped on a trellis


she’s labelled her garden

          for the hard of sensing

written of love’s pictured pedestal

                   in a ghost story






Iain has forthcoming publications in Moloch Journal, Anything, Anymore, Anywhere and The Black Herald Press.

Oystercatcher Press published his 3rd poetry collection in 2009. Kilmog Press (NZ) and 4th in 2010. The Red Ceilings Press published an ebook 10 Poems earlier this year.

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