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Alpha Betty

U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Strange, to find oneself
in someone else’s poem,
but if you must write me
between the lines of your
unravelling thoughts
 

I should like to sit
in one of the consonants –
a soft-centred C;
my spine moulding
to the open swirl
 

or lingering
in the upturned curl
of a gentle L;
legs dangling like a child’s
on an over-stuffed sofa.
 

I should not like
to be propped against an I,
(either upper or lowercase) –
such a solitary letter,
so rigid and unforgiving
 

and to be penned within a U
would be unthinkable;
its tall, unscaleable walls
casting shadows,
rendering me
unbearably
small.
 
 

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Cara ‘ch

bantum rumble breaks away
from crumbly cavern walls
 

glistering prism-faced bubble
climbs through earthy torso
flooding quiescent cavity
 

sphere ascends
filling the mouth
with stickywet warmth
 

gasps as it escapes
 

perfectly round
apple-shaped sound
 
 

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Bound

 

 

The house is filled with books that lay unread
Moroccan leather bindings thick with dust,

for fear the truth will raise its hoary head.


These first editions steeped in printer’s lead
that should be treasured, cherished but it’s just
the house is filled with books that lay unread.


These shelves where clichéd angels dare not tread,
where fact and fiction both are left to rust,
for fear the truth will raise its hoary head.


Between the leaves of romance, crisp and dead,
amid the thrillers, mysteries and lust,
the house is filled with books that lay unread.


Compressed, controlled, contained, so word can’t spread,
where spineless villains creep there breeds mistrust,
for fear the truth will raise its hoary head.


Deep paper cuts where crimson ink has bled
across the creamy pages, once robust,
the house is filled with books that lay unread
for fear the truth will raise its hoary head.

 

 

 

Posted for One Shot Wednesday at the wonderful One Stop Poetry

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