Tha’ll be next Priminister.
arise into darknesses descent
morphed by invisible hands
to fade with darkness fall.
in the grooves of gust worn cracks
beneath loom of ancient stone crag.
little fingers like young stones caught ,
in the raked valleys of a Zen garden,
a tiny baby grasps Dad’s finger base ,
cranes eyes to the precipice edge ,
the furrowed horizon of skin.
Paul Brookes was shop assistant, security guard, postman, admin. assistant, lecturer, poetry performer, with “Rats for Love” and his work included in “Rats for Love: The Book”, Bristol Broadsides, 1990. His first chapbook was “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley”, Dearne Community Arts, 1993.
Forthcoming this spring is an illustrated chapbook called “The Spermbot Blues” published by OpPRESS.