Friday, August 2, 2019

Two Poems by Paul Robert Mullen


the final act of parting

is not so different to how it started

anticipation                 waiting for intervention

the first / last contact              eyes

            smile               touch

first / last consummation of something

parting                         escape or desecration

                        or both


the sea spreading out

distant olive silk

            but it took him           

and so it is the beast

home is not a poster with your face

            your age          your height & weight

missing since  . . .

volunteers crunching razor shells

backdrops of grey-blue

pennines                      like God      
distant / massive


high-viz theories         roadside cafes

                        must be gay

loner perhaps              stressed at college

            bullied by the fuckers       
crazy /  irrational                   accident?

toast arriving              runny egg

slurping bitter coffee with dishcloth tang

Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Liverpool, U.K. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He has been widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies worldwide. Paul also enjoys paperbacks with broken spines, and all things minimalist.

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