‘shaken and stirred’ by La Lunatique.

March 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Posted in contemporary poetry, poetry, writing | 4 Comments
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shaken and stirred

muddled mumbly moments flow together with liquid confidence and the scenery shifts

swirling reds and swinging vines link humans to gods with umbilical precision

the crack of a bat hangs a question mark in the damp evening air

the crowds cheer as I walk the talk, shoulders back, assets forward

pull out the big guns baby i’m ten feet tall i’m a tall drink a swagger

do the math it adds up and then subtracts itself retracts itself to a quiet corner

just a minute please

deep breath step back size up the situation

launch one last attack of wit on the unsuspecting khaki coalition

sashay an extraction

the sun looming on the horizon looks an awful lot like truth and consequences for the invincible

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  1. One of the best things about reading contemporary poetry on the internet is that you can find shy secretive brilliant writers who really don’t care about being published. This is one of my all time favourite poems and today I felt like a martini. Thankyou La Lunatique.

  2. Showcasing such works is a wonderful idea. I’ll have a martini too and chink a glass to say hello to La Lunatique.

  3. Shiversomely wonderful! A linguistic delight. It begs to be read aloud. Thanks for introducing us to La Lunatique!

  4. “umbilical precision” What can I say… you striped this one, dude. Excellent!

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