1 - 18 May 2020. Half Kasen Renga by Paul Conneally, Gavin Wade and Nat Pitt

this invisible hand

this isolation

I wish you were inert

 

Mrs Fantastic decides

to take a break

 

we use Jamie’s

magic torch to open

a portal to Cuckoo Land

 

The Joke Book is full

of cheese and holes

 

holding a blue cocktail

Camus feels the power

of Le Vide

 

I throw myself out

of the airplane window

 

he charges a euro

to turn on the ecstasy

of Saint Theresa

 

my daily reminder

from NHS-NoReply

 

they can’t tell me

what mum died from

but it’s called hospital

 

was it Buttle or Tuttle

it doesn’t matter to them

 

stay alert!

for things you can’t see

can’t hear can’t touch

 

the air between us

lengthens

 

Michael Jordan

meets Robert Barry

on the way to LA

 

there will be seven ‘sevens’

and sixty-two ‘sevens’

 

almost blind

she enjoys bingo

just for its sound

 

we blow the whistle

to sabotage the hunt

 

who told us

you can make poetry

till the ship sinks?

 

all these years

sloughing the albatross

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