my god is

imperfect, a perfect image for me.
humbled by its mistakes.

my god is a mistake.
a wrong answer,

differently abled.
its winters often in spring.

its summers sometime in autumn.
my god is a fracture, a flaw.

gender fluid. defined by its
Inhumanity, it is complete

in its incompleteness. aspires
not to aspire. my god is contradiction,

counter intuitive. fresh in its decay.
its more is always less. thank god.



44bf7021a0134e0e88fa2877606b478dPaul Brookes is a shop assistant, after employment as a security guard, postman, admin. assistant, lecturer, poetry performer, with “Rats for Love”, his work included in “Rats for Love: The Book”, Bristol Broadsides, 1990. First chapbook “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley”, (Dearne Community Arts, 1993). Recently published in Blazevox, Nixes Mate, Live Nude Poems, The Bezine, The Bees Are Dead and others. “The Headpoke and Firewedding” (Alien Buddha Press, 2017) illustrated chapbook, “A World Where” (Nixes Mate Press, 2017) “The Spermbot Blues” (OpPRESS, 2017), “She Needs That Edge” (Nixes Mate Press, 2018), “Port Of Souls” (Alien Buddha Press, 2018). Forthcoming “Stubborn Sod” (Alien Buddha Press) “Please Take Change” (, 2018) @PaulDragonwolf1
Featured photo credit: Amanda Ollinik @Allunderonemoon