Thursday, December 7, 2017
Christopher Barnes - Five Poems
1. Utilize “Pharmaceutical Revival” ™
Our “Better Screens” placebo-inducing curtains
Are fortuitous in any infirmary.
(He captures her smile in a Kodak.)
Loomed with strung-random aspirins
We dissolve thoughts of pain,
Supporting health by association.
2. Twinkles In Nightspot lights
For unsound bones.
(Mirrorball, swing-dancing, tall, brimming glasses.)
Be the chitchat.
“Voguish Solutions” ™ introduce –
Plaster casts moulded from reprocessed vodka bottles,
Crunched to harmlessness.
(Good cheer smiles.)
Issued with protective lining
Effortless to apply,
Dries in a flash.
3. Whisk Away Your Purchases…
In a “Mother Sweet”™ basket
Tastily woven from sugar cane fibres.
(Pyramid of meringues.)
Cherry-pick a hood,
Butterscotch or marzipan.
(Steaming Toffee Pudding.)
For gateau and roly-poly nibblers
Who unmistakably crave it all.
4. Permit Motivational Ltd. To Fit You Out…
In June’s essential textile –
Silicone-bobbled diet pills
On midnight lace.
(Revealed in hotel window.)
Eternally waterproof in unruffled use,
Fadeless in blazing afternoons.
(Reclining on plaited chaise.)
Overlook skulking in the half-light of a windbreak,
Thread our “Summer Love”™ bikinis with a flatter.
Be the favourite on the beach.
5. By “Surfacing Cosmetics”™
Kick-start the chores with a fragrance
The senses won’t begrudge.
(Entrance-making white ball gown.)
Revives and valets
Spent, have-the-pip faces.
(Monitor, keyboard, plugged-in desk.)
Tequila-lemon wipe pads
For the party’s aftertaste.