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Poem – Tangled (By David Russell)

Tangled

Drawing the cross slices tramline nuggets,

Sizing out torture’s cavity,

Wrenching the hopeful – slashes, threads all.

 

The anchor is split, tossed on a shroud,

The elements burgeoning right.

The chain is rusted, marking starfish,

Shakes in a ticking melody.

 

Calipers rented, mayhem dented,

Cholesterol’s bulb fouls the maggots away;

All pupae are gelled, numb triplets they scud

Until to the daylight they stray.

 

Now everyone knows, however one goes,

Tarpaulins turn petals to showers;

So gall swells to light and, moss-ridden, stalls

From gelatine rocks into flowers.

 

Full heightened, deranged, a bugle is changed,

Correct for a lintel to blunder;

Five floor-mops paraded, five hides sore abraded

For turning dumb breezes to thunder.

 

Carbolic’s the path, in vermin the wrath,

Tassellated the prurient vixen;

To tumble amok, out-carded in luck,

The microphone started the mixing.

Ding, ding, sanity’s string,

Put a bet on calamity – evens.

 

 

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