Returning A Borrowed Ars Goetia [Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis]

Can you taste that ‘Barrier Dust’ inside your mouth?
… why go knocking upon Otherworldly Doors
when you are having difficulty and trouble
outmanoeuvring and dealing with normal people?
For the next fortnight I have cursed you
to think of the word ‘Grey’ every single day…
and I mean you no harm at all, just point-making.
I wish you both Calm and Drive in equal measure
… Balance, Adapt and Let Go of… EGO…
I sometime use the word ‘Tawny’ to slide me back
from ‘Pride’ and ‘Humble… to Centre again.
The ‘Mind’ is not just an organ, a muscle to flex
… it’s your Spiritual Heart…
you can say “No!” to Ghosts, be Memory-selective
… walk between 3D arguments and fleeting things…
without Owing anyone (on either Veil-side) anything.

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. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.