Kingfishers Eyes


with shrinking skin on a peacocks street

sublime insole on the walking feet of  worship.

tall ships of concrete whiter than the seed

that seeds farewell kingfishers eyes 

sublime as sulphur, brighter than the ledge;

the ledge that lives and breeds four summers long.

the jumping jack that stains his curtained bride

jumps water hell on high 

the muzzled paws of Jethro Tull

ploughing mermaid seed no brighter than a drum.

so comes and climbs her portrait  on my chest.

a portrait dull and dutiful

handmade her child's balloon of consequence;

how deep the breast of cobb on corn resides

her swollen eyes of pollen

sweeter than her kiss

pissing rain on the dark side of my tongue!

truth and dare

she loves me not

her lochs that come and climb a heavens knot;

I love distilled

the water on her brain

the grain of love that bites her seven toes;

old foes on a glory ride to a thunder in the trees

trees once I dared to ride her hidden breast.

watch the sailors dress as they give up on their dead

fossil fuel for their duelling twins of tide.

with shrinking skin on a peacocks street

the walking dead

with sparrows in their heads;

old men in a narrow pride

standing still

beyond kingfishers eyes;




















  • Author: Melvin James (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 18th, 2023 13:48
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 3
  • Users favorite of this poem: jarcher54
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  • jarcher54

    I love it but haven't figured it all out! But that my friend is a good thing.

    • aDarkerMind

      most kind of you to comment. thank you.

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