Words (11/Jun/21)

Avarice

He, marked out,
her body staked,
played all, reward,
love, no, mistake,
avarice, her creed,
take, move on, no,
a man, this man,
no way… she’s his.

Virtue

Ever searching,
virtue by line, no
sign, he’s none, not
making up, to late,
his brain in weekend
mode, it’s stopped
raining, maybe paint
the fence, wife wants
the house done, he’ll
think again, a virtue?
‘Where you going?’
‘Down the pub!’

Wrath

And, in a moment all gone,
no going back, not one thing,
an adding up, the summing of
all fears, no logic, circumstance
released, within all, wrath distils.

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Top of head poems to Twitter #vss365 word prompts 5th – 9th June’21

Named Speaker

His first submission, Amsterdam
his second Bologna via Milan
then south to Naples, named
speaker, reputation, now invited
Basel, Lausanne, Venice, Athens
London, Oxford, Brussels via Paris
San Francisco, Melbourne, Auckland
Kyoto as much holiday as science
a mind into others, storytelling maps.