Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Defenestration


It's not always
the concrete
that's your
worst enemy
although kindness
isn't in its nature.
There are
fire escapes
window boxes
balconies
washing lines
architectural
vanities
all manner
of clutter
to encumber             Spi
the unhappy              ked
faller.                        rail
                                  ings
                                  are
                                 mean
                                   to
                                  the
                                   end.





                                
First published in The Broadsheet October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Seaside Conception


When he said goodbye
near the holiday flats
and the wind flipped away
her Kiss-me-Quick hat
and he laughed that "No!
It hadn't been 'crap'!"
- he couldn't tell then
that if he had snapped
her slim waist in two
his name was inked there
running all the way through.




Published 8/10/2015 on Clear Poetry 
https://clearpoetry.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/marc-woodward-three-poems/