Spotlight: A Photo, Not a Painting; the new poetry chapbook by Steven Storrie

MOMMY, CAN I HAVE COCA COLA WITH MY DEMOCRACY?

400 children lay in unmarked graves

While the President sips his Coke

Your Starbucks will bear it away

Cold Frappuccino really chills the rape

I eat alone at a North Korea banquet

Read my smuggled paper

A story about child abuse

Nestled nicely next to one

About who Prince Harry is officially fucking now.

 

 

BURNT EARTH

To see what cannot be unseen

Skeletons with a slathering of skin

Somehow walking upright

Staggering in V formation

They wobble forward hesitantly

Like puppets jerked on strings

Weak bones bearing final breaths

As the end moves slowly in

 

The sun shines on them

But there is no summer here

No birds

No light

No hope

Here there is survival

Here, that is all there is.

 

 

ATOMISED

House

Sold

 

The world expanding

Means we’re getting lonelier

Childhood is the happiest time in life

Because the world is smaller then

Everything in check

Now there is this sprawling ugliness

A mess of guts and veins

Ring the bell

 

Once

Twice

Three times

 

The next stop is ours, someone yells

As someone always will

 

We want to get off the ride.

 

 

 

SIX THINGS I WAS IN 2007

Truthfully but driven

Keeping starred was television

 

Spiralling

 

The addicted year of Cosmetics 1997

August a figure away

Reality promise snorting

America had cleared induction

masked founder personality

desire supposed

 

Plunged

girlfriend career everything

Started aspired marry

My home

Kylie darkness model

Kills depression

made in socialite want

Be a Jenner breakup businesswoman

An advertising slogan that simply says

 

Cocaine.

 

 

 

 

DISEASED PILOTS

I want to rub my bean mask against your face

1992 opposition Disney

Miley After idol coup

Singer Bashir with November April film

character became as Omar Ray Sudan’s

groups of ousted aired

 

Montana has attack Destiny

Billy Sudan has born television roles

Channel arrested

Starred protesters

Services heard actress faces ruling

 

Spokesman Stewart Cyrus said

Ray council among foiled army

until series née members concludes

 

Meanwhile minor BBC American turmoil

Miley starring as teen President in

current seasons

Songwriter 6 blocking the T.V

as military people ‘Hemsworth’ officers at 23

A former investigation of military council

finally seals the deal.

 

 

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