The sequel to Chopping's debut collection, Smoking With Crohns. A poetic feast. Please enjoy your meal.
Sequel to Chopping's debut collection, Smoking With Crohns, Flock is also autobiographically based. Focussing on his reflections about working, being, being at work, and working at being, it references his occupation as a building labourer (having previously worked for the Queen), and towards the end, ice cream.
Walking forwards not running backwards a raised hat to the savers and sufferers, several mentions of money, fruit and family, fish, medical things, beautiful things, ugly things, sport, pigeons, pigs and other winged things.
It's a poetic feast. Please enjoy your meal.
Bus Replacement Service
Excuse me, is anyone sitting?
Do you mind if I?
The rest of hustle and bustle get on
doors shut and the pushing and shoving goes on
Baggage and carriers
suitcases and holdalls
all being swung and crammed into crevices
above and below the heads of bodies
negotiating for seats (most reserved, few not).
Business Men loosen their ties
whilst wriggling out of pin striped straight jackets
Mothers do frantic head counts
of their oblivious and excitable off-spring
The train pulls away from the station platform
are the ones who missed it
sobbing mothers of potential college freshers
and the guard:
Have your tickets ready please Ladies and Gents!
Women scrabble around in handbags
male posteriors rise slightly from seats
whilst hands rummage around in back and front pockets
in order to prove validity for travel
Mummy, Mummy, can I show him the tickets?
Just let me find them first lovey, then you can.
Then the train derailed at a level crossing and they all died.
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