24 Nov 2008

roots

A photographer of the roots of signposts / tab ends / broken / brittle plastic pots / absorbed / leaf litter / smell their rot / their autumn ripe decay / leeching brown into concrete slabs / stained / shadows / the tarmac rippled / in heat / in summer / now frozen in waves / road marking cracked / froth and foam / imbibed little chunks of broken bits / broken off from toys / from vehicles wearing away unnoticeably / the petrol station stinks like it needs a match / stinks near the Saab I always see / silver brutal / a child of famous rally car / mud borders the pavement / metal and plastic scabs / bottlecaps pressed in / in with moss bubbling over like minute forest disease / always lapping / licking at our edges / striking out / yearning to plant feet in skull pots / strangulate cages of bone / scatter and make indistinct…

1 comment:

C.J.Duffy said...

More Verve than Richard Ashcroft!