Layered Cake


Layered Cake

Is that why men walk in the rain without hats
Without umbrellas?  Because they are peeling back to skin.
Oxytoxic  in the elemental shifts, they are Lazarus slick
In the sideways  slanting bucketloads and fumes.

Love, can do that. Alcoholic nuances, dark thoughts
Creamed in a rich melange of confusion
Peppered along the heath’s edge are such blades
Toiling along with unknown purpose- whilst all around

Limbic stars grind and wink
With siren precision.
Foreign wives
Waiting to be satiated.


About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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