Poetry Tattoo

This has to be one of the most fabulous things that could happen to a writer

walls tatt“i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry” in morse code – how amazing! (you can download the poetry collection of the same name for free here)

Thank you so much, Andie Berryman – those of you who don’t know Andie, do go and check out her blog. She’s a damn fine poet as well as a fabulous firebrand of a political commentator.

Here is the poem it’s from in full
often i dream there are things i will never know about hugging
like the green chocolate orgasms
of cold tambourines
on your skin

often before leaves fall at the end of summer
i am so scared of flattering you
i pace attics in obsessive triangles
closing chatbars

often i am walking through neon spit and beer
and zodiac girls in slaughterhouse aprons smearing
tablet screens
with plagiarised apologies
and the scent of too much deconstruction
popcorning out of control on
blank skies, on
blank windows, on
blank billboard signs, frotting
blank covers of made-up magazines, and i imagine
this is how it feels
not to look down and see the blood

often when i cross bridges i
picture bus routes painted gold in hexadecimal and
dream i am in tokyo scrawling obscenities with strip
lights in sushi markets and
i cannot bring myself to look at walls
in case you have graffitied them with love poetry

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