Chris Tyrimos


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I have written both poetry and prose intermittently since 2005. Some major influences, to name a choice few, can be found in Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Jonathan Swift, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Christopher Reid, J.D Salinger, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Alan Moore and Emile Zola.

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  • '''As long as the moon and the stars are in a Mexican stand-off, settling your score with the world is futile.'''
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A Funny Valentine

‘They’ gave each other over to one another.
In an idea above one another.
It wouldn’t grow up properly.
It was ill with a hunger that would strip them internally.

The serpent.
He travels,
in the online cables, in the late night telephone calls.
In the coffee table café culture, in the white noise of their favourite record.

In the small microseconds that define
the difference between twilight and sunrise.
In the expensive ink, in crocodile tears.
In the pathetic excuse for a cheap excessive idea of fun.

They tried to quench its thirst.
With ...

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