Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Lovers on Wee Fictions - Christopher Barnes

Ideal Couple
Unblurred to one and all
Spoiled bodies
Ridden by each-word-a-blow tempers,
Thundering outhouse, porch and stairway.

When they’re unlatched
Ringside seaters squinny.
He swigs hole-and-corner methadone
Backstage of bins
While she drags the truth of her face
Into see-red mania.

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Christopher Barnes' first collection, LOVEBITES, is published by Chanticleer Press. He is a participant stem cell research writer with and reads each year at Scotland's Callander Poetry Weekend. He has also written an arts review for Peel Magazine.

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