Three Poems

Image by Kevin Phillips. CC0/Public domain.


Foyer to-do.
Retailing entices.
Galleries of bona fide art preoccupy.
Sculpture is moseyed around.
Constable’s blemish
Eyesores your leaving.


Ripples at sluice gate.
Moments course residue.
Barges loiter in sparkles.
Crack – promontory jitters.
Gashed-black scalp refluxes
Distressing you to a whimper.


October leaves jostle in sedge.
Unleashed greyhound bolts.
Kittiwakes plunge aloof.
Morose sea fidgets.
The nerveless cliff
Will not ground your load.

Categories Poetry

In 1998 Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.

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