michael oliver

(13-4-1948 / swansea)

Streetlife


1

In spring four months dusk
Lighting my homeward evening walk
the stars with deliberate ascendancy
Adjust the horizon's cloud line

2

In pub through glass interiors
The fragments of ignored sound
No - some one sips entertainment
The raucous of a seduction
All teeth and outcome eyes

3

Calm at the idle memorial
Girls humble to their mobiles
Fashion bears a naive stomach
A gentle curve predicting gravidity
Beyond masks of innocent chatter

4

Marcus passes - over the road
Loose with alcohols ambled asymmetry
A pleasant of unco-ordination
Bemused smiling within his world

5

On the other pavement discerned
Arms and legs oscillate silhouttes
Beneath the yellow light fall
A tangle of fecund expletives
Resolve about some resolving route

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013
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About translating observations one night walking home from work.

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  • Steven Ralph (5/13/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    Your poems are like paintings (Lautrec) . We aren't shown everything, but that's why we love it. A peak through a hole in the fence. Distorted but beautiful. Fuzzy around the edges like a good marijuana buzz. Your walks home are pretty interesting! All teeth and outcome eyes is a favorite line. (Report) Reply

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