16 Nov 2008

bespattered

Bespattered in fine mud / flecks of moisture / tab of cigarette collapses in last grasp / hot infusion / biddy daubed as child / and gaunt / and strokes of black hair / skin contours skull / deep creases / shadows in the mist / a continual wetness precipitates / damp rags / mouldy odour / careless splashes of urine heat up / releasing perfume ammonia / sweat stuck to skin / manking hair at nape / bike speckled light brown / flecks of muddy water / gobs of black mud / wiped off / smeared along trousered thigh / inescapable filth gathers in palm / in life lines / mist closes off the distance / red rear lights sink away / white points resolve into vehicles on the opposite side / rucksack cargo of boredom bottle reassures / must protect it / arrive safely to destroy / the cheap choccy chip brioche will be sweating in its plastic / basics / no thrills / hoping in the wake spray of lorry / rolling ripped up from the black tarmac / hoping for a good afternoon film / one with an actor I can watch despite the archaic / the Peter O Toole gangally eating the future / the William Holden entity finessing a suit or a cowboy hat picked at random / meaninglessly / without need / full frontal and hidden from view / the muck / the mist / the cheap pristine chemical…

1 comment:

C.J.Duffy said...

Almosrt missed this one as it is very nearly overshadowed by the excellent image above it. This is another fine example of your quirky style.