Jamie McKendrick

(1955 / Liverpool)

Jamie McKendrick Poems

1. Gainful Employment 9/20/2016
2. Sky Nails 9/20/2016
3. A Mole of Sorts 9/20/2016
4. Six Characters in Search of Something 9/20/2016
5. The Needful 9/20/2016
6. Beyond 9/20/2016
7. Ancient History 9/20/2016
8. The Resort 9/20/2016
9. Chrome Yellow 9/20/2016
10. Salt 9/20/2016

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Salt

We don't know if tomorrow has green pastures
in mind for us to lie down in beside
the ever-youthful patter of fresh water
or if it means to plant us in some arid
outback ugly valley of the shadow
where dayspring's lost for good, interred beneath
a lifetime of mistakes. We'll maybe wake up
in foreign cities where the sun's a ghost,
a figment of itself and angular
starched consonants braid the tongue at its root
so all sense of who we are is lost to words,
and nothing that we know can be unravelled.
Even then, some vestige of the sea,
its plosive tide, its...

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