October 1st, 2020.
Not from a Cove or Ovid
There came the news from Cornwall,
But infernal Covid
That life was almost normal
Travelling in shadow
with message ready
the chaos of hell: a battlefield.
Every word explosive,
all sides tremble.
Man, you wouldn’t believe it,
we jumped off, super tourist,
(staying seated naturally)
with a switch to
With noise intimate,
A hissing song
A bloody snap of paper
As butcher bird appears
much more personal.
licked clean, perfect
by the blast.
in the high altitude of killing
only the “wish you were here” missing.
At the harvest fellowship,
We believe in one vision, a holy, most almighty, GIVER OF THINGS.
FOR AN EXTRA TWENTY WE BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
IT’S OUR KIND OF THING
BEING A Maker of money,
Our kind of salvation by the power of television. Hallelujah.
So make money.
I guess this preacher JUST got blessed and became famous. AMEN. HALLELUJAH.
And our kingdom shall have no end.
Did I tell you about the profits we’re making?
You gotta believe but keep it tight with the insurance.
I shall probably get crucified but that adds to the premium.
And my kingdom shall have no end.
Believe in me as the giver of heaven
Who CAN pull them in.
I believe NOW I HAVE SPOKEN YOU CAN KILL YOUR NEIGHBOUR.
Observe the enthusiastic dead.
A carriage of them we will make
and fill their steady, boys, steady,
with steady state.
The bodies we will make.
We tend to speculate
on what they might have said
about their rotting.
Neither will the bugle wake them
As the rotting sun is set.
on a high walk communicating
like i was and ever shall be original
without fault both intimate and numerate
to all the above to sing of where i live
in pure autonomy the moon bid me unlink
to see a ‘dans maen’ of merry maidens
are the stars talking in my voice
i remember lying in the grass at home
and what the stars first gave me was eternity
as my pulse raced the image darkened
and i floated away into infinity
by another name, the nameless wood:
a strenuous monotony of being awake
where I could not go on
to the middle of a vision
to walk and go beyond
going to the limit
to hear only the echo of footsteps
in my viewless, steady tread.
i had no more lust for knowledge
even its branches
suspended even from sleep talk
to know more about my sleepwalk –
in this soft earth only secrets.
as i realised the senses between night and morning