Longlisted Poem 2014
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, London
Three Spacemen Return from Crash,
Toothed Grandpa, sucking on the words,
Freddie fell backwards
Off his chair into the dogbowl,
at the Top Secret Tin Lampshade, at mission control,
They’ve cracked out cheese and wine.
One suit and tie spurts a pick up line,
Who cares if it falls flat? As a rule of thumb,
It’s not embarrassing
If it didn’t have anywhere to fall flat from
And just like that: monitors, chemicals, copper wire and coiled springs,
It’s all about flesh and wriggles
And winks and shits and giggles.
In my room, in the half light,
I sit and peer.
I can see Mars tonight.
© Jack Bradfield
- Date February 10, 2015
- Tags 2014 News - Longlisted Poems