LIKE A CAMEL

LIKE A CAMEL

fell

from grace

was soaring like a Sukhoi

but dipped and

dropped to Earth like

a bat-

winged duck

designed by

Leonardo Da Vinci

yes, I think I told you

I’m a Renaissance man,

totally lapsed Anglo-

Catholic hybrid

went to university and

fell in with

a bad crowd: Ezra Pound,

TS Eliot, Roland

Barthes, JM

Coetzee and

Nietzsche

and so I wander like

poor man’s Hamlet

whose beautiful

Ophelia

has daddy-gangster issues

and who had to

say farewell to

Elsinore since

could not

pay the rent

HARD

HARD

love is hard

love is not so

much bed of nails as

concrete airstrip

I myself once went through

an emergency landing

she said that she

had an almost 

telepathic sense that

I was in danger

things were not

right

but we landed hot and fast and kept

our

tires on the track

two weeks later though

telepathy was

no more and

we were over