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Poems by Christopher Barnes.

Ride

Viv and Max pin down the Cavalier.

     “Disease following an infection”

Scene-shifting ties, cufflinks.

     “Latent, and tertiary stages”

Blankets to mollify the tour.

     “All consenting patients
     With early syphilis”

A cloven hoofed driver: bristling kisser, wintry-red,
Freezes onto steering plastic.

     “The site of entry of the spirochete”

60s Garage rings the theme party’s amp.

     “The ulcer, located on the”

Grappled pedals with exacting kicks,
Half-mooing into Blarecrack Grove.

     “Nontender with a depressed centre”

*

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Cleaning And House Keeping Services

- Whether It’s A Complete House Clean
- A Regular Weekly Clean

QUOTES: Pamela H. Ngami, MD. & Phyllis A. Guze, MD.

 


 

Scoff

 

L. Porteus ditched the agency
In a share-pusher’s tower.  Setting sun.

     “Real time market data services
     Provides all the activity
     Of the London Stock Exchange”

The Rover 45 made tracks from the depths
Lengthening Bell Street.

     “Via articles and analysis
     Discussing industry developments”

Head in his excess queue was Baps,
Pyramid dollops attended upon
To tinkles of cutlery
And a lingering note piano.

     “Our reference
     And historical data products
     Are powered with data
     Collected directly from source”

The toddle to Dips follows suit.

*

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Virtual Gastric Bands
Other Services
Stop Smoking
Phobias
Anxiety
Stress
For More Information And A Free Consultation Contact

QUOTES: London Stock Exchange


Ride

Viv and Max pin down the Cavalier.

     “Disease following an infection”

Scene-shifting ties, cufflinks.

     “Latent, and tertiary stages”

Blankets to mollify the tour.

     “All consenting patients
     With early syphilis”

A cloven hoofed driver: bristling kisser, wintry-red,
Freezes onto steering plastic.

     “The site of entry of the spirochete”

60s Garage rings the theme party’s amp.

     “The ulcer, located on the”

Grappled pedals with exacting kicks,
Half-mooing into Blarecrack Grove.

     “Nontender with a depressed centre”

 

*

Home Angels
Cleaning And House Keeping Services

- Whether It’s A Complete House Clean
- A Regular Weekly Clean

 

QUOTES: Pamela H. Ngami, MD. & Phyllis A. Guze, MD

 


 

Scoff

L. Porteus ditched the agency
In a share-pusher’s tower.  Setting sun.

     “Real time market data services
     Provides all the activity
     Of the London Stock Exchange”

The Rover 45 made tracks from the depths
Lengthening Bell Street.

     “Vie articles and analysis
     Discussing industry developments”

Head in his excess queue was Baps,
Pyramid dollops attended upon
To tinkles of cutlery
And a lingering note piano.

     “Our reference
     And historical data products
     Are powered with data
     Collected directly from source”

The toddle to Dips follows suit.

 

*

Hypnotherapy
Virtual Gastric Bands
Other Services
Stop Smoking
Phobias
Anxiety
Stress
For More Information And A Free Consultation Contact

QUOTES: London Stock Exchange


 

Two-Moon Night

Sergeant Gee’s grimace-rush burst,
That mind-darkening taste, fit-throwing.

     “Buddhism is a path”

The vodka mug gobbed, dottle flung
At faux-Victorian mirror.

     “The true nature of reality”

Flitters tangle in all-over eyes,
Pneumatic, crisp and indefinite –
Then he squealed.

     “Meditation is a means”

*

 

- Next Generation ‘A’ Rated Windows
- High Security Doors, French Doors & Sliding Patio Doors
- Composite Doors
- Timber Windows
- PVC Roofline & Gutters
- Misted & Broken Double Glazed Units Replaced

QUOTES: The Buddhist Centre


Unpacking

Returning to immoveable stuff’s fretful.
Haphazard, plain-featured digs are outdated.

     “Current and historic unequal power relations”

Ground-shaking decibels on Little Richard
Is what Journey’s End is.

     “A key feature of patriarchy”

Rummage of wits –
Reuben wasn’t so north-and-south as most dare-devils.

     “In order that we can broaden our movement”

*

The Loch Lomond Wedding Exhibition
Saturday & Sunday
7th/8th September 2013
11am-5pm
Probably The Most Romantic Wedding Show In Scotland

 

QUOTES: London Feminist Network

 


Christopher Barnes is a poet and artist who lives in Newcastle, in the UK. He is an active member of LGBT community. His work has appeared frequently in Offcourse.



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