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Townscapes 36-40

TOWNSCAPE 36

Surmounting the curve.
Trifling modifications evolve delphiniums.
Unoriginal plywood.
Burglar alarm uproars…
Where Amitayus volte-faced loot.

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TOWNSCAPE 37

Sumptuous figurines on periphery.
Usable life-force in aquilegia
Tufa cylindrical pillar.
Boothed phone jingles…
Where Bimbo-Gami limped.

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TOWNSCAPE 38 

Travertine limestone bedrock.
Ions underpin doronicum.
Staggered hollows.
Toast whiff on bodiless air…
Where Agassou peeped demurely.

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TOWNSCAPE 39

Foreshortened struts.
Sugars profuse in anchusa.
Rubbed up brass intaglio.
Hatchback exhaust dribbles…
Where Gwalu lip-curled ‘thank you’.

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TOWNSCAPE 40

Inwrought space climbs.
Polysaccharides synchronise in acanthus.
Board marked concrete.
Brillo pads tossed into quad’s footwell…
Where Mwari queued unwarned.


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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