2.55AM

 

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Minotaurina – stitch on silk and monoprint- Veronica Aldous 

 

2.55AM

I was dreaming of a letter and  of red dye seeping
When the lightning came with its cold supernal finger
Snapping the bone of night
So the room shivered in frightful agonies
Impelling me to fetch my pen and write-
As if that would change a single thing!

I live a borrowed life
Where I still may bear children
Make love to a broad backed heat
Compromise the position to please
Bargain and choose-

Electricity is inexorable
I cannot believe it is not a god.

 

Veronica Aldous 2017 all rights reserved

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Lonely Hunter

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Lonely Hunter

The lawnmower lasted longer than his wife

Pushing it out over the day’s-eyes

Reaping a harvest of wet chlorophyllic comfort

On a skin rumpled by moles

A house he had owned

Only as far as the foundations

Words cannot be pushed under

They keep erupting from the dragnet

Coming up from his brain canal

The candy grabber in the penny arcade

Limply shaking a loose skinned puppet

Winning, only to lose it again.

 

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017

Photograph  ‘ Weald Faun’ Veronica Aldous copyright 2017

On Writing

 

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On Writing

Viveca in her white dress
With cobalt embroidery
Is nobody’s memory
In her soft moss lined mules
She walks as children walk
Down the hot peeling street
Of dusty pastel posters
She was never anyone
Drinking grenadine soda
Until I said so.

 

Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2017