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School Education by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] A sonic boom from eavesdrop waves,to catch the converse back of school,both mother cow and baby wails,a nursery, ancestors missed.A sage guide, convert from the coilof rope that linked the rocket shotand hauled the beasts blown from the...

Hieroglyph by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] See wolf and vulture, headdress clues,Anubis, hieroglyphs laid bare,but core I see is symbolware. So many want to claim that ankh,as gripped in hands, as tipped to lips,that cross, its top bar, loop of tear,held gift to pharaohs,...

Void by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Is this like Kim’s game, Kipling way,spot what’s taken from the tray?Astronomer, past milky way,the back hole seen for what’s not there?But either way she is perplexed,dementia stole the memory,so synapse channel lost I guess,though unaware it is...

The Memory of Bone by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] What zeitgeist carbon dating stirs,patella groove, arch zygomat,the girdle of the pelvic swerve?A puncture wound, blunt instrument,unlike the sable, dusty sweepto clear the grain, allow the air.Beyond a match of DNA,unless the teeth gum up the worksthey learn...

Biko by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] We all know pride and prejudice,have worked the fields, cold comfort farm,or stood as catcher in the rye,grappled, wrestled, worked the plot,mysterious, affair of styles,where pylons, crows, mix jungle books,meet hornblowers who hunt their prey,where graves, bury me...