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About catherinecrosswell

Malvern Slam Champ 2013, Co-organizer of ConFab Cabaret, Performer, Hoarder, Writer, Musician, Poet, addictive Rubik Cube worshipper and untidy wife, currently squishing it all into my first ever Musical.

Smarties (They never used to be Blue)

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dress the depressed
in shiny tippy toes
cheer the suckers up
cheer the suckers up

hand out Smarties
in tissues of gold

cheer the suckers up
cheer the suckers up

two blues please
three brown encased
a case of well being
wine your face
chase em
lace em
yellowed pink
wink lead red-eyed
re-placement kinks

orange smiley
half-time facement
keep going well
in a work place placement

greens purples
pop on floor
smartie spores
mosaic hoard
hoover haze
sporadic gazer on stun

flick to kill
freeze frame the sun
freeze frame your life
freeze frame a wife where?
there
there on a stare
blind em
grind em
love letters lost…
malaisy lady
hiding shady
hiding beds
wants sleep dans
lacklustre head

won’t don’t
want to fill in
time limit
questionnaire

even when sucked
Smarties
moderately
severely
bleed Spirulina blue

F’s and S’s can be exchanged as you see fit


 

Balls

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Balls
Balls Balls
Balls BALLS Balls
       BALL BALLS Balls Balls
Balls TALL BALLS Balls Balls
Ball Balls WALL BALLS Ball Ball
Balls Balls FALL BALLS Balls
Balls CALL BALLS Balls
            HALL BALLS Ball
                 BALL BALLS
                      BALLS


I wanted to create Balls

It wouldn’t let me with the formatting
I say Balls
Balls

Lemon Curd Villanelle

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wooing with witty fruit conserves
citrus jammer lusciously ladled ‘love’
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd

sweetened, dolloping a boiled splurge
thought herself foolish, jelly-sick dove
wooing with fruity wit conserve

arms spread, allowed delivery of the absurd
deploying a jam-jar, Ka-splash-ni-kov
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd

sticky heart shard could occasionally swerve
felt proper pith for having thought well of
bruising skin with extra fruity conserves

thoughts of jamnation, stirring the stirred
unscrewing lids, pinked sterilized gloves
sugared coated, congealing lemon curd

too late, merely now marmalade obscured
despise butterings, confiture, spooned cuffs
wooing with attentive witty conserves
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd


Blink

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Five years ago. Valentine Thoughts.
Strange how all the typeset and settings had gone awry.
I’ve tried to reset them.
Happy Valentines Day 🙂

Catherine Crosswell

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Wall to Wall

Pink Panther Pink
The Valentine stink
of sickly sweetness
is hammering hard at me.

Blink

Wolves and hearts
not so secret ink
from chain to chink
Greets you once again
with a churlish wink.

And Blink

Checkout slides
boxed chocs to sink
against the tongue
that slinks
Into a most moist mouth

Now Blink

Supermarket Rose
now out of sync
My missing link
buys thoughts
you can count on

Blink and Blink and Blink and Blank and Blink

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It Jars

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Jars 

    Syrup of Figs
    basement fodder
    kept in storage

    while
       you
            I
       me
    get
    drunk

    below

    pocketed lips
    palm everyday creases
    we’ll dispense with this later
    twelve months to ripen
    twelve months to blossom
    my basement fodder
    loves to jar

This was inspired by the  Chemistry and Alchemy workshop with Jenny Hope –
part of the Behind the Scenes at The Worcester Museum series.

 

Bubble & Squeak

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foil toil

fire burn
cauldron bubble
fattened stomach
ballooning stress
gorge and glut
rut to excess
arses spread
generic sofa
all becoming
festive loafers
sip and slurp
burp and bare
effervesce
white noise stare
glazed potato
seep and emit
ponder on
yearly remit

Was it
really good
for you?

 

About to add a poached egg to my bubble & squeak