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Catherine Wheel



Feel the appeal of the
Catherine Wheel Meal
Cartwheel to then peel
a metre stretch of this reel
Ian Beale would conceal his love…
He would kneel,
freewheel with
a concealed Cockatiel
accompanied by
Lucille (a genteel seal)
She’ll be playing
Deal or No Deal on a
Steel glockenspiel

Just because something has your name on it…doesn’t mean you should have it for brekkie...🤔
It’s been a while since I wrote something vaguely poetical…


Bite This Peach



Peach biter
flips to face
close and juicy
losing faith
edging warmth
Cresting Falling
plugged inside
a Tipping Point

Tipping Point
inside plugging
Falling Cresting
warming edge
losing reach
juicy close
face to flip
Now Bite this Peach


Toes should be near soon




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


Wall to Wall

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


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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Bubble & Squeak




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
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

Poetry Advent Calendar: Another Window Eight – Brush Pastry



I knead

on the pavement
brushing pastry debris
silicon slender and red
knuckles grow raw
knot needed know more
grit spits shits
from a mouth
in your bed

About 10 metres up from the Spoon (the original window 8) on the Newtown Road in Malvern, this vivid pastry brush awaits its owner to reclaim it.

Poetry Advent Calendar: Window Eight – Spoon Ahead



Spoon fed
Spoon fled
sped Spoon
Spoon wed
bed Spoon
misread Spoon
misled Spoon
Spoon ahead


This is day eight of the found advent calendar. This window was by The Cross Keys Pub on the Newtown Road in Malvern.

Poetry Advent Calendar: Window Four – 3 Bananas



Worcester Road
Bananas Spooning
Comfortable Fruit
Comfortable maneuvering
Pass Brays with caution
Triple Slippage
Triple Skinned

This is day five of the found advent calendar, the rest have been hidden.
This window was found on The Worcester Road in Malvern just along from Brays