Question & Answer 1 – Peter Hughes

Question 1

I was unprepared.

Lost in the Mariana trench.
Have you ever been that deep?

…yes, unprepared, but at least he kept his ink.

I twisted my knee
at night,
cowered from lobsters,
watched Alex’s crucifixion.

McGinty pissed on the floor
and my feet.

(Dave Sherfield, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009)

The Skeleton and Tobin cut the cake
while I sat, knowing I i should have cut my ties
with Durham
and St Austell,
fed them to each other,
and iced the cracks.

[///Dave Sherfield, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009\\\]

Burn your cathedrals to the ground.
Run until your shins splinter.

‘runaway’ (runaway)

– Aaron Kent

Answer 1

I once plunged into
.a piatto profundo
….of squid ink
………linguine
.coupled
.unwisely
….perhaps
……with a chilling
……..Pino Nero
……….mask & snorkel
å………..pushed back
………..high on my forehead
……….& flippers extending
………far under the table
……..you never know
…….if past & future
……might gang up upon
…..& then ensnare you
….with something
more toxic
..than a donut
.from Torvaianica
it may not have been
.Torvaianica it may
..not have been
a donut
….anyway
…..it’s good to stay alert
….you can swim
but you can’t run

– Peter Hughes

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