authors note

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authors note  ( eton srohtua )




authors note of holes in plots

poets pause & piss in pots


apples rot & doctors sneeze

phantoms fog the misted leas


croaking frogs are boxing hares

spinsters spin in swivel chairs


faster as the river brims

minstrels mince the meat of hymns


in the turning twists of dawn

teasels prick as weasels yawn


cockerels crow & starlings shine

starting with a parting line


bishops bash the rusted nails

painters brush the fox's tails


authors note of holes in plots

quill the gaps & jot the dots

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s t o c k

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s t o c k  (  k c o t s  )





pens within a pencil case

worms within a squirming tin


birds within a feathered head

onions under lemon skin


paper planes & pickled brains

peppermint & rusted chains


ring a rubber chicken neck

triple check & let's begin


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upon dissecting an owl pellet …

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upon dissecting an owl pellet …  ( … tellep lwo na gnitcessid nopu )




four calling bluebirds

four & twenty black cats

rusty backdoor keys

carrot cubes & sweetcorn

fifty pence in shrapnel

the battle of trafalgar

odd socks from the wash

the wings of a batsquatch

the war of the roses

the salmon of knowledge

the dog that ate the homework

the cauldron of rebirth

a pocket full of poses

a pygmy shrew's mandible

stephenson's rocket

& xanadu

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badger man or bust

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badger man or bust  (  tsub ro nam regdab  )






badger man or bust

our man on planet pantomime

aladdin rubs his lamp

as jack plants majick beans


& peter pan is pan

dick whittington is still a dick

& all the crows are owls

within these leafy bowels


the stage is sett again

& so we leave the forest soon

remoaners groaning yet

the stoats have voted so


as janus slams a door

& claude is on the piss once more

as sure as fungus spores

& fire is our friend


but all this sport is war

a warble on a wonky breeze

& all the wars are sports

as flies to wanton tossers


the queen's a lizard bitch

the law's an ass - enforced by rats

the woodland's run by weasels

but badger man or bust

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