Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Poem: SOFT WIRES


SOFT WIRES / 
IN THIS BEST OF ALL 
IMPOSSIBLE WORLDS 


and the last memory
has to be this…

pulling into
tower-block shadow,
through the security lock
and into the echo-cave,
rehearsing it all slow
with dignity and sadness
because after tonight,
there’ll be no more
me and you…

and of all the nights
of memories,
the last memory
has to be this…

after promising words
and no more,
you have to look so good,
and I have to act so dumb
that I can’t wait
to hold you…

and the last memory
has to be this,
when it should have
been so right,
the last time
we make love
I do it with
just my
socks
on



Published in the collection:
‘POWER LINES’ (Unibird Publications - UK – October 1988)
Also published in:
‘HEADLOCK: NEW POETRY no.2 (Autumn)’ (UK – November 1994)
‘MINOTAUR no.50’ (USA – July 2008)

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