Four Poems: Christopher Barnes

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Poem I:

A Tickling Divorce

 

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Back-jumped at the elbow-room

Of having the bolt-hole to herself.

 

“Most will attempt to raise several broods

     Each year”

 

Finger-wagging…window shopping the calendar’s

Do-nothing blanks.

 

     “Provided climate conditions allow”

 It’s explicit she’s free as air.

“The breeding season of these birds”

 Mrs. Lother pouts, grins;

The mail packet’s chirruped to the kerb

And the postman also smiles.

 

By Christopher Barnes, UK

QUOTES: Gene Planker

 

Poem II:

Sand Fly Bites

 

Mr. Newberry bleats

Uncoupling eyelids,

On a Tasmanian Devil print bed-slip.

 

     “The foreigner and the citizen”

 

A Francis Ford Coppola moon’s PVC framed.

 

“Migration with a long history of control”

 

Whirling in Polygresis lamp

Smacks of background – no riddance tonight.

 

     “Restrictions and punishments previously imposed”

 

Besides, these small hours tiptoe. Bloat.

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By Christopher Barnes, UK

QUOTES: Centre On Migration, Policy & Society

 

Poem III:

Nightlife

 

Entanglements for Iris, footed all overstepping,

Defaulting to baiting postures.

 

“In the longer term alcohol is a depressant”

 

The Credulous Fool plunged into mist-yellow,

A wall of beating time. Twinkling fizz.

 

“In recent years

     There has been a discernable growth

     In ‘binge drinking”

 

Clumped on decking, mismarried John was huffed

At how uncannily her eyes

Free-willed from his to hers.

 

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By Christopher Barnes, UK

QUOTES: Birmingham City Council

 

Poem IV:

Grey Days Respite

 

Cliff Boxer’s dandruff was shoulder-to-shoulder.

 

“Individuals who tend to disregard and violate

     The rights of others”

 

Hedge-hop neighbours made wrong-footed dins,

Plonking hands, shedding tools

As fight-spoiling quick-changed to spats.

 

     “An enduring pattern of experience”

 

His whys nor wherefores were unflinching

And the embodiment of his better half

Flummoxed the jury.

 

“Egregious, harmful, or dangerous behaviour”

 

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Coast & Country Holidays

Cottage Or Hotel Breaks In Rural Durham

Northumberland And Durham

 

Blue Beach Hotel – Amble

Flate Park Hotel – Co. Durham

 

By Christopher Barnes, UK

QUOTES: Psychology Today

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