A Black And White Poem To Be Read In Colour

I approach the bedsit lake with a fish for a tie.
The distance bells cry like floral curtains as
A paper boat sails down the last gasp drain.

The carnival princess sleeps in the gutter
Of a submarine house made from butter.

The dark fisherman prises open the sunlight door
While the skyscraper in a dress crashes to earth and
The jellyfish fleet sail away with the engine oil cakes.

The carnival princess sleeps in the gutter
Of a submarine house made from butter.

A starfish on supernova wheels screams as
The face I drew on a wheelbarrow is wheeled away
with a hundredweight of rubble hiding its smile.

 

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About Gerald Shepherd

Gerald Shepherd is a painter, graphic artist, sculptor, digital/multimedia artist, photographer, writer, curator and arts administrator. He has also been involved with science art, performance art, conceptual art, installations and environments (as well as peripheral creative pursuits such as garden design).
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