THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 12 NUMBER 2

JUL 2010

CHRISTOPHER BARNES

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three poems by CHRISTOPHER BARNES

 

Comrade

 

Drink to his rendition -

I unearthed this declassified logbook, buried under

impenetrable permanent markers.

 

A sodium pentathlon skid,

rubs out visitations.  Who'd never say die

able to outface

showdown dark horses?

 

One-way mirror -

in-character, rain-of-blows, austere words.

Snarling.  They couldn't Prisoner Of State

brother Gilhespy,

- no haymaking, no pulse.

 

 

Academic Interest

 

                There's a tower

tipping Honolulu and Pearl Harbor.

Peter would apprehend where handrails are,

fathom creeps and blind spots,

oversee bruisers in Panama, Fukuoka, Hawaii.

These grips are waylayable. A POW

crushed in a frame,

fibreglass twine locking ankles

at the distorting mirror of Freedom.

We've decoded sealed book files in universities,

fine-tuned

and we don't shadow box hopes dashed.

 

 

Audio Warfare

 

Mill pond calm,

the moon on the Los Alamos National Lab.

Nod, nod, mimes Garry

doctoring silicone crystals in an infixed gunroom.

 

Dr. Hardt's shut down, sidereal time,

clipping snipers

to the brain syncro-mesher,

faded out are twiney electrodes

that internalise alpha waves

about-facing into the zoostorm monitor.

 

Four-star generals can expect an afterclap,

gumshoe proof will be raspberried,

addresses printed -

no cradle-song caution.

 

I can eclipse

by these soft focuses,

a running sore insurgent, low volume.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BARNES, UK

 

 

 

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VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 JUL 2010

 

Copyright 2010 Christopher Barnes.

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