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A poem for #GE2015fiction by Steven J Fowler, with art by Dawn Woolley.

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SEAHORSE

antinatilism before misanthropy or an argument for meditation?
there are always those who say when they mean they were in love with a family
& their schoolyard but obviously untrustworthy malsocialised
& will not allow them to suspicion they’ve freakish or limited
or unless I can’t get I loved that when I’m not sorry.

misanthropy before all or else an argument for union
will not the union allow meditation?
there are always those who say to them to have suspicion
they’re freakish or limited when they mean they were in love with a family
& their schoolyard but obviously still untrustworthy
when it comes to the long term or unless I can’t get I loved you I’m so sorry.

a blood red bird of fmale representation on television
prhaps not to have been watching, recently? arranged each Dte
to mark each year & on the 14th a preset
odd pntration but the margins to negotiate,
to hear the corridor catch a future call.
a need for dental records infection antipathy.

broken borne from the eyes down, look away from the time soured
unable to recall the second name in broad century as dark is grown brightly?
such a busy time, people numbers wise a blood red female room is probable?
mayb in years on television prhaps you’ve been watching that happen
arranged each day to mark each date & on the 15th a present
of caling yr bluff in a cupboard beneath bearded bulls.

a nightmare of having of a cage
a fragile neck, a need for dentl record identification
opposition aversion, looking only out of curiosity
but ruin the second one’s name in broad century as dark as grown brightly?

such a busy timewise, a happy time soured we can’t recall.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steven J Fowler is poetry editor at 3:AM Magazine.
www.theenemiesproject.com

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dawn Woolley trained as a fine art printmaker. She is currently undertaking PhD research in photography at the Royal College of Art. The broad aim of the research is to articulate a form of fetishism, which is not based on sexual difference but historicised as a capitalist pathology. She explores the relationship between people and objects, and the impact of images as disseminators of sign value. The practical aspect of the research project centres on the still life as a type of portrait suggestive of different consumers. Taking her cue from Dutch still life paintings from the seventeenth century that reflected a conflicting relationship to material wealth, she has developed still life objects that also reflect a contradictory relationship to consumerism.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Friday, May 8th, 2015.