a u t u m n a l


a u t m n a l ( l a n m u t u a )

another fucking conker falls
upon my sodden bobble hat
the panther caps are growling
under shrunken oak boughs
my other poemz rhymes & stuff
no refunds or returns
goblin in the phantom fog
laughs as babylon smoulders

penance poem


penance poem  ( meop ecnanep  )


i shall paint the humber bridge

with a toothbrush & a prayer


yeah, i’ll count the shifting clouds

of a breezy afternoon


i shall sweep the forest floor

& the oceans undertow


with a hop but not a skip

& feed the planet’s gannets


i will raise the dodo so

from the dozy realms of death


& then deck the rubber walls

in them halls of amenti


as i sing the hymn of sisyphus

& tantalus’s tongue


’til the forty fourth of august

underneath the blue moonbeams