kumquat may


kumquat may ( yam tauqmuk )

in the fourteenth century
up a walnut tree

enter seven digit code
hit the bloody road

salad is a ballad
flap another fragment

facing the brace
of a fresh west wind

down with the owls
in a hooded oaken wood

with a rusty spanner
& a jelly baby sandwich

my middle name
was never craig or gordon

i preferred your early work
when the earth was purple