Epigrams in Mist 36-40

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Malignant Policies

    o          u
    ow        lu
Hollow mouth slumped.

Conservatism ransacks;
Private ends fill teeth.

Coins disappoint in palm.
        s             lm
        s              m


   fl     n
Muffled tones.

"Pickpocket breadlines"
Was in no manifesto.

All pleasantries recede.
 ll       nt       c
  l        t

Bumper Crop

    bl    s
Friable zest.

Upper crust gullets
Never spew desserts.

Wits slice credulity.
  ts    c     d


               o    a
S              ow   ap
Sacred below cloudscape.

Clerics soak up Pavlov
An abysmally observant text.

Denominated puppet masters.
 en      e     p       er
  n            p       e

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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