CUBIST GHETTOS I think To shrink The distance Of resistance Inside self To all else- Knowing Showing Vulnerability In the mystery Leaves what is closed Openly exposed- To explanation Under examination When there isn’t one That hasn’t gone Until roof floor and sky door Are no more- Only roulette rubbles Of drone troubles Imprisoning Reasoning In cubist ghettos Wearing jazz stilettos- Flashing flamingo legs To pink paradise harlem heads While new trees grow up mute And ripen with strange fruit Some whites too this time A drowned boy me and mine.
CLOUDS OF CHAOTIC CROWDS Smitten- Bitten Like Faustus- Leave the house dust With fool’s gold Unsold. This conveyor belt lair A castle in the air For Dante’s dreams of doubt To wander about In, with voices that pretend To be a different friend- Oh my, what a frame, Too big to blame And beyond a simple say To save and stay- So, close the dungeon door To be what you were before And walk away Into the clouds Of chaotic crowds Falling as rain On sterile plain.
DOES HER FAR BEAUTY KNOW does her far beauty know where my thoughts go without her when i walk in lush rain lashing down- squatting in enclosed fields of remote wheat and barley around told feudal cities and towns- to talk to fate and how it feels to be emptied entirely of hopes sounds- these evolutions fill rich men's purses and revolutions are poor universes that try to bend the unequal to be equal without end. does her far beauty know where my thoughts go with her when i walk in lush rain lashing down- soaked in moments come to this paradise and precipice belonging bonding thoughts serendipitous blowing into us- gives shelter to the self of us and other else- unlike bare rooms we rent to leave behind when change moves us to fit into it- with only our echo and scent of passion and mind.
Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law graduate and former civil servant from Salford, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry Society, his five published books of poetry https://stridermarcusjonespoetry.wordpress.com/ reveal a maverick, moving between cities, playing his saxophone in smoky rooms. He is also the founder, editor and publisher of Lothlorien Poetry Journal https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/
His poetry has been published in the USA, Canada, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, Germany; Serbia; India and Switzerland in numerous publications including: Dreich Magazine; The Racket Journal; Trouvaille Review; dyst Literary Journal; A New Ulster; Impspired Magazine; Literary Yard Journal; Piker Press; oppy Road Review; Cajun Mutt Press; Rusty Truck Magazine; Rye Whiskey Review; Deep Water Literary Journal; The Huffington Post USA; The Stray Branch Literary Magazine; Crack The Spine Literary Magazine; The Lampeter Review; Panoplyzine Poetry Magazine; Dissident Voice.
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at Artvilla.com ; You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author & https://poetrylifeandtimes.com See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)