spell them knell

~

spell them knell (  llenk meht lleps  )





spell them knell & belvedere

kiss a swan & gondolier

dog & beg the brigadier

dance an ant & disappear

( ? )

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the arm’s afoot

~

the arm’s afoot  (  soahk fo steet eht gniklim  )




streaming leeks & springing onions

dragons nap in beetle dungeons

bubbles, squeaks & pickled bunions

thunder rumbles under eaves


spitting creaks & twisted rivers

swarms of hornets, curtain twitchers

roman yeoman, village shitters

norman orphans, saxon reeves


bladder rasps & flapping adders

hopping otters, shropshire ladders

missing marbles, hanging daggers

hark - the yarns of weasel's weaves


trees & creepers, eager beavers

swirls of dervish, scraps of aethers

princes, paupers, sauls & peters

battered badgers - thick, as thieves


apple pips & blackened chapels

snots & sonnets - gasps of rabbles

judges slamming wooden gavels

winter wings as autumn leaves


missing parcels, posts & pillars

scraps of shrapnel, shards of mirrors

caterwauling clatterpillars

garden gnomes - with hoes & heaves


jack the ripper's jam & chutneys

mister whippy's magic monkeys

damocles's rubber duckies

reapers of the shim & sheave


squirming worms & cans of peaches

silver service, golden fleeces

purple patches, puzzle pieces

up the creases

of y' sleeves

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two fat ladybirds

~

two fat ladybirds  (  sdribydal taf owt  )





two fat ladybirds

twenty chocolate labradors

seven pence in shrapnel

five finger freebies

eighty gatekeepers

nine lords a leaping fjords

forty three accordions

sixty six sinnel cakes

the thirty third of maycember

four traffic wardens

twelve in the elfin wood

three spoons of sugar

sixty nine nunneries

one spring o' time

feeds the five thousand owls

plus the mutant moons of jupiter

( sixty three & counting )

- bingo

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when cul-de-sacs attack

~

when cul-de-sacs attack ( for saint andrew & bonny scotch pancake land )



when cul-de-sacs attack

the paper quakes

the pens are lead


as pencils trench the desk

i don my mask

then mustard gas


as sunshine strikes the eye

beyond the blue

of blinds that rule


in kingdoms all at war

the gaps       between

the flaps of shat

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