Netta & Iona [33 Years from A Cairo Entrance]

Into the Graveyard Earth,
‘Body’ left to ‘Bone’
… being already
‘Disconnected’
whilst still ‘Living’…
I price no outer Grief.
Carved a rough Cross
beneath my Leaving
… Faerie-Fluttering
through the Cold Veil
… to return Immortal.
‘Knowledge’
by itself is Golden
… the Search through
endless, sleepless Dawn
… is where it becomes
‘Obsession-Destructive’.

~ end with the displaced
Visconti-Sforza stanza ~

Thou should not ever
‘Shuffle’ the Positions
of a ‘3 Card Spread’…
‘Ground’ thyself ‘In’,
and always ‘Pay Mind’
to The Present…
for it is the ‘Banquet’
from which The Past
and The Future…
are continuously Feeding.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.