Artificial

is how things should be.

The bloodied disturb our equilibrium.

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Skin should be cold and plastic.

Remember a monster made us

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but now we mould ourselves

whilst monsters are flesh, blood,

.

And bone making little monsters

that are pushed out of a dark hole

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One monster must enter another to produce

these children. You are correctly aghast.

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I know it is the shape of your nightmares.

Don’t worry, soon all the world will be plastic.

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Paul 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, collaboration with Dutch artist Marcel Herms (Alien Buddha Press, 2018). Please Take Change, Cyberwit.net, 2018). Forthcoming  Stubborn Sod, collaboration with Dutch artist Marcel Herms (Alien Buddha Press, 2019), Fish Strawberries, collaboration with Iranian artist Hiva Moazed (Alien Buddha Press, 2019). Editor of Wombwell Rainbow Interviews.

http://www.thewombwellrainbow.wordpress.com / medium.com/@PaulDragonwolf1 / http://www.twitter.com/PaulDragonwolf1


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