Christopher Barnes: In Ashy Sky
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Musicianship is bridged in recollection.
Prattle a zest or irritant.
This orb whirrs as it dizzy-rounds.
Thunder's furore passes.
Surdity nears, howsoever.
Waves - misgiving indigo.
Tete-a-tetes amplifying, giddy.
Uniform power-drive buzz.
Quaff trolley is inched.
The jet unrivets
In ashy sky.
Transit is restful.
Below par districts sheer off.
Crows lunge, profiled in window.
A run-luck hatchback and your train
Mash. Sublime carnage.
About the Author: In 1998 Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.