Thursday, 28 January 2016

Fusty Lusts

Sucre
Guilder
Schilling
Shilling.

Franc Fran├žaise
Franc Belgique
Marrka
Drachma.

Sagwalla
Escudo
Lira
Peseta.

Papiermark
Rentenmark
Reichsmark
Deutschmark.

Sol
Inti
Dong
Denari.

Farthing
Sixpence
Ha’penny
Thruppeny.

Love
Compassion
Clean Air
The World.


Monday, 11 January 2016

Bowing out

Can you feel it?
The world corrodes.
The lustre scuffed. Shine-dulled. Old.
Crumbled time erodes.

We who made it:
Amidst cock-crows
Of rusted trust, wine-filled souls
Stumbled psychic roads.

See who brave it:
The lurker knows
That lovers crossed, fine-filled fools,
Mumble platitudes.

Can you feel it?
The hurl-hacked trove
Of luck? Of lust? Smile-lulled? Now
Humbled. Song-failed.

Alone.