Poet boyfriends. (Via Amy Key)
(Cento based on lines from Girls)
This book doesn’t matter, that’s the first thing you need to know.
It’s made me want to find a hole in the world.
I thought it was colourful and cute.
I like reading emotional cues from strangers in high pressure situations.
Just how awkward it is watching everyone trying to get it up for each other.
I can’t take a serious naked picture of myself.
Is this rabbit the same rabbit that we were feeding and petting in a loving way this morning?
I’m attracted to everyone first time I meet them.
I made a mistake trying to repurpose you.
Please don’t tell anyone this, but I wanna be happy.
Methods of describing the heart,
as in what is flowing from the socket, freely,
as in a girl with extreme pallor,
her dress burning,
as in all the mental excitement
of shaking her hair loose,
clutching and laughing alternatively, eyelids rapid.
Irregular symptoms mean decorate
her silver, celluloid, plate-electro,
satin armlet. She is struck by light.
So-called hysteria, is a strain
of completely different nature. Fists,
her clenching; teeth, her grinding; hair, her loosening.
Deprived, less or more. Ditto, calamities.
Involuntary muscular movement,
What is pelvis? what is hip bone?
Attachment lives in the frame,
limbs catch fire and merely a damsel,
the blood is gone – classified as the heart is gone.
The will of influence is the gut silk,
and this girl, young, usually, mental (evidenced)
consequences – her uppermost flames
the fire in her dress, miscellaneous of heart
as she should.
This is a collaborative poem by me and Nia Davies. We made it using text from an old Salvation Army guide to first aid.
From ‘A Poetic Primer for Love and Seduction: Naso was my tutor’ from The Emma Press.
I have a couple of new poems in this book, available here http://theemmapress.com/books/a-poetic-primer-for-love-and-seduction-naso-was-my-tutor/
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ANTHOLOGY OF MILDLY EROTIC VERSE
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Here’s my poem written in silk in Soho.