Six Degrees of Sheffield

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Great city, city of my love,

city of Hendo’s, knives and cutlery,

of Arctic Monkeys, six degrees.

 

The Arts Tower beacon watches over

seven rivers, seven valleys

once clanged with grinding stones.

 

Great city, framed under grey skies,

touring bicycles, freewheeling

rewarded, great city, city of my love.

 

Six Degrees of Sheffield by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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Purple Haze

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It is strange to think,

the last time I was here,

we walked together.

Rock on my friend, rock on.

 

I wear your jacket with pride,

stitched with love and memories.

Wear life, live, and love,

 

You leave a friend

shaped hole in my heart.

 

Farewell my friend;

go well,

fly far.

 

Purple Haze by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

December 2016

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Another Day at the Office 

Slack sleet frames the day.

Years on another nine eleven,

a brisk rat run through

the municipal park.

A golden retriever wags

as his master scoops his poop.

The odour of faecal matter,

as the poor man picks up

an elephantine defecation.

Trump The President –

on a grey November day.

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Another Day at the Office by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm
9-11-16

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Free Spirit

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I am a free spirit –

I go where the North winds take me,

whilst the restless dried leaves tumble and fall,

the bitter breeze blows,

calling them.

 

I am in no man’s land –

free as the mountain streams,

following gravity’s pull to conditionality,

quietly seeping to the core,

deep down, calcified,

no one knows me,

no one owns me,

being a free spirit,

is lonely.

 

Free Spirit by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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Boomerang Girl

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Another friend’s settee,

another temporary home,

I sat on the floor and cried for you;

poor little boomerang girl,

nothing you can do.

 

I’d shoot bullet holes,

into your black skies,

to let the starlight shine on you;

poor little boomerang girl,

how will you get through.

 

You silenced the music,

and forgot how to sing,

hung up your dancing shoes;

poor little boomerang girl,

your heart is so bruised.

 

You can’t recall how to dance,

and stopped having fun,

kept your chin up, and eyes to the floor;

poor little boomerang girl,

you can’t take anymore.

 

No food in the cupboard,

no pence in your purse,

your mother’s out dancing,

poor little boomerang girl,

your father’s romancing,

and your life just gets worse.

 

Another friend’s settee,

another temporary home,

I sat on the floor and cried for you;

poor little boomerang girl,

nothing you can do.

 

Boomerang Girl by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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BREXIT

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Borders broken

Racist riptide

England exits

Xenophobic zeitgeist

Immigrants intimidated

Troubling times

 

Brexit 27.06.2016

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

 

Brexit First appeared in The Fat Damsel (Damsels Against Leave)

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Left Behind

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You sit and you smug

with your jury and judge,

do’s, don’ts, and should,

with a privileged view

and a principled coup;

but what do you know,

and what will you gain –

it’s all a big show,

a capitalist game.

 

Left Behind by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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Overcast

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Today was a bleak day,

as clouds hung over the headlands;

the tears washed in torrents over the heartlands,

the lowlands were barren,

and the footlands marched with clods of clay.

 

Overcast by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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Pills that Cure Ills

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Perfect, peachy, popping pills,

constricting minds and soothing ills,

profound, perfunctory, purple people eater,

bringing sleep, where nothing’s sweeter.

 

Pills that Cure Ills by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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Passive Tense

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I was Karen

abused, neglected

parents rejected

left to my own devices

dens and hens

rose petal potions

solitary, singular

deep and morose

other worldly

a living ghost

Karen lingers

haunting

the host

 

 

Passive Tense by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

2016

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