ONE POEM – Paul Robert Mullen

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for the purpose of experiment

gather prized possessions
skulk towards windows
…………..toss them onto streets heavy with voices
run wild-eyed down hollow stairs
……………………………………can of petrol in hand
…………..dance around the heap
douse it           douse it            douse it
strike a match and freeze the scene

lie amongst cinders
…………………….eyes like spinning plates
wait for howls of black alarms
everything
………….in its right place

 

 

Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Liverpool, U.K. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He has been widely published in magazines worldwide. Paul also enjoys paperbacks with broken spines, and all things minimalist.

Twitter: @mushyprm35

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