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Self-Critical Frivolity

Posted in poetry with tags , , on June 3, 2017 by malartart

            who do you think you are?

(celebrities, family trees,

            vineyard, empty bottles

fallen apples , scrimping,


we’ve been together, maybe,

25 out of these 40 years?

knock-a-door run

               jumping gardens

Jehovah explained

                brandy snaps

and deodorant banned

             you think you know me?

got it all in hand and

              under control

                  out of my head

and now on paper

            in the circle I am known as M

does this aid others or cause confusion

                         later down the line?

Some Kinda Shame

Posted in poetry with tags , , , on July 26, 2016 by malartart


Loved in days of school

Heard walking the City today

An old flame on fire

Conditional desire, he says

Don’t come over here

Living near me

A better woman than seen

Would blame new crowds he’s in

But his partner ain’t new

Neither are the views

He’s been holding since turning 18

Fool me once shame on you

Fool me twice damn our time

And what he used to be

He thinks hate is the same

As opened eyes

Settling on an ideology

Well worn and outta date


As history creates new narratives

I hope in the future his past does become

A foreign country he can’t remember coming from

And the mirror crack’d shows a prismatic refection

Of the possibilities of possibilities of possibilities


And not the dot to dot colour by numbers

Arranged by the so called strength of his peers

       & Instead feels the start of

                                 a new wave 

                                        of a new part

                                                   on a new path

        Which comes from

                               the Showing of Some Kinda Shame



Posted in poetry with tags , , , , on May 25, 2016 by malartart

stationary and electric

stationary yet eclectic

parcels of pasta—bowties and turned up collars

                          Small bowls and Small talk

                                       Small paws—Snuck and Stuck

we (could) are (be) breeders

                           Let’s get (it) together some time

/\teeth-tether////\Mashed and Mixed Up 2014/15/\\

Posted in poetry with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by malartart

making up words

so I can be heard

holding hands with a final-girl

so she makes it out of the scene


mash and mix

it’s a pick and mix

if she makes it at least

till the finale


end of it

tether blamed

for my

mash and mix


doin’ it for nothing

but gas and kicks

no-one’s a victim

till the credits finish

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