Monday, July 30, 2018

Kerri Shying R # 489 rubbed along the skin enough to bring

was it  red blood   that  called out Mars so close
or how my mother said     the scent    of
lemon verbena    loud enough to drown out
battlefields      mosquitos       the sound of
crying girls     one crushed leaf

rubbed along the skin  enough to bring

an army   sniffing round the yard   shields
round as wheels   dumped in piles under the gums  
Dad yelling out      get off out
the squeak of the screen door    while
the wall    got blood smears     for the pain


  1. oh....that is brilliant!!!!

    1. James you are kind - it drove me mad writing it - I walked smack into Mars hanging on the horizon and this came.


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