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BEFORE THE CHEESECAKE ARRIVED

raspberry-cheesecake

It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m launching an ebook of anti-romantic poems, Before the Cheesecake Arrived. What’s it about? Well, here’s the blurb:

Poems which sketch the arc of an unsuccessful relationship [in the twenty-first century] from the beginning to the bitter end.

So if you’re feeling bitter about Valentine’s Day this year you’re in luck. Before the Cheesecake Arrived is completely free, so you can download / print / share it in any way you like.

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THE BEST POEM I NEVER WROTE

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY

Love to Love You Baby

When Donna Summer
sings or is it moans
those immortal words
she doesn’t mean ‘love’
in fact she means    fuck
does this mean love is
not love all the time

OCD

Astonishing – via Gawker.

TWO LINES FOR A POEM ABOUT BEAUTY

A fragment jotted down as the trigger for a future poem is somehow complete in its incompleteness.

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‘Two Lines for a Poem About Beauty’

But are you blushing because you love me
Or because you brushed your cheeks with make-up?