Two poems by Joey Connolly

A Restaurant It’s possible now we’ve broken up you’ll never understand my consuming respect for your way of dissecting a subject, the way in your mouth disgust at an ideology comes free of its disciples, in your just apportioning of blame, and actually just like how things discussed get less commensurate with themselves. You take a seat, so easy, so little implicated in the glee … Continue reading Two poems by Joey Connolly

Two poems by John Challis

Horses in Upton Park I hadn’t expected the horses, splendid in their yellow smocks and welder’s visors. What they must have thought of us. They lived in stables in the field. In scrapheaps by the motorway, stunted ones, peppered white, wore ornately coloured saddles, were tied to little caravans with cardboard on the windows. Deep down a country lane a sudden swift galloping blind to … Continue reading Two poems by John Challis

Two poems by Kaddy Benyon

The Blue Hour This intense, clear pristine blue that in any other mind could be turquoise, aqua, a warm clear sea around a Grecian isle. Here, lodged just under the arctic, where temperatures quiver between untouched and ruined, this particular blue is of loss, absence; of warped and distorted reflection. This blue: my unasked for familiar, rises and swells – thick liquid in a frozen … Continue reading Two poems by Kaddy Benyon