Saturday, 28 August 2010

Poem : Somewhere there is a sofa shaped like discord

The woman's stomach is empty

her cheekbones


like decaying bovine structures.

Her expression is indifferent,

yet her venetian eyebrows

seem vexed.

There is a spider in the corner of the mouth.

For a time

after we became properly acquainted

I became one of her organs

I was never the organised whole

just a proportion.


I rested in her bronchioles

and contributed to her asthma

for a while afterwards

we didn't speak

so I gave her a new t.v.

This became awkward

when the t.v license

fell out of her eye.

One tuesday

I opened her Nucleus Accumbens

and told her a joke

I polished her placebo effect

until she crumbled through the pores of her skin

and I coughed



after I turned off her nervous system

she appeared to laugh immensely

at the state of the toilet.

We laughed so hard

that I turned partially

into a kidney

I knew that soon

it would all be over.

In the afternoons

motivation almost ceased.

I cooked an omelette

and defrosted the basal ganglia.

Our eye movements slowed

and we thought about existentialism

to the point where

we forgot

most of the facts.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Poem : Perfect Melon Square

Disillusioning as it seems
your presence appears circular
like the charmed particles of purple.
A torrent of synthetics and stars
three holy kings
extracted after boiling point.
Your head
lays burried beneath a sky of tarpaulin
on the cusp of rotting tomatoes.
These onions are often mistaken for constellations.
We resist
both sunshine and soap.

Bananas hang like prayer beads
with rust-coloured mosquito vectors
commonly worshipped in supermarkets.
These trees are unleashed from cars
under the dirt of a thousand Chinese metaphors
entombed in sequence
holding green the powdered roots
of transubstantiation.
As lost
as the unseen hexagrams
of palatial yogurt pots.

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Clinic Presents

Semiotics exhibition in Lewisham, presented by The Clinic.
Big thanks to Sean, Rachel and Sam for having us down.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010