Friday, 11 April 2014

A poem by Kevin Reid


Love … it's all dying

after the movie 'Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon'


i.
Undress at the table
two full bottles between you 

Shaved shy 
buttons undone
his belt a sex toy

Prostrate you wait
sphincter with a secret

Heavy pants 
burn of a butt
Francis fucked


ii.
Falling George 
his suicide attempts
pissing on your toilet piece

Premier in Paris 
run down with pills 
and champagne

Black suit 
flesh bag
tailored for a coffin

bollocks... I miss 
cowering under you



Kevin Reid lives and works as a librarian in  AngusScotland. His poetry can be found in various online and printed publications. Recent work at The Open Mouse, and  Ink,Sweat and Tears and The Interpreter’s House.. He is the founding creator of the online multimedia collaboration >erasure and>erasure iiWordless, an image and text collaboration with George Szirtes is published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Kevin’s blog can be viewed here.

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