Monday, April 14, 2008


about six feet in stature
but I stoop so really
it's only about 5 ft 8
my hair currently
is not sticking up at odd angles
which it usually does
it is very short
and impossible to tell
from this angle that I'm balding
as for the colour it is a dull brown
the lightness of the summer departing
as I spend more time indoors
dark blue eyes the colour
of an angry sky in july
a strange small nose
which has been variously described
as English whatever that means
or bird-like, more appro-po
a mouth which is a little small
but not obviously so
ears which are largish, but in proportion
after a day of not shaving
a healthy growth of stuble
a few freckles which may be overlooked
by the less discerning
and I'm wearing a biege t-shirt
that contains a dog
which is forever breaking the injuctions
not to eat, smoke or be a dog
dark blue jeans, silver watch
and black socks.

Originally published by Ygdrasil,, and available on the album, 'The Unfortunate Tumble of Bubba James' from Korpo Records and on rotation on Korpo Radio.

How Love Starts

How Love Starts

this is how love starts
you notice the nervous twitch
of her cheek
the flicker of her smile
you gaze at the same flame smouldering
you kiss
you melt into one another.

then you notice
how her breasts cup in your hands
her slender fingers
weave themselves along your spine.

and love grows pound by pound
until it is a weight you almost can not bear
her legs smooth and endless
her ass smooth and firm
your fingers along her opening
she moans quietly.

and she lets you stagger awhile
with the weight of your love
lets you pretend she shares the same burden
and she picks up the toys involved in the game
and her pretension trails off
but whatever you bear for her keeps on throbbing
like the pain of an amputated arm.

that is how love stalls.

Originally published in Censored Poets- Available on the album, 'The Unfortunate Tumble of Bubba James' from Korpo Records and in rotation on Korpo Radio.