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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


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

Poetry Advent Calendar: Window Fifteen – The Walking Dead

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Moss means go
germs now seep
scrape a fingernail
wait for the beep

algae green
button red
Disinfect
The Walking Dead

This window is on the Graham Road, Malvern at the lights just outside Greenlink.
Andrew Lincoln had been singing in Worcester Cathedral yesterday too!

Poetry Advent Calendar: Another Window Eight – Brush Pastry

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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.