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.  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.