Friday 28 October 2022

Ah beautiful sky (draft/unfinished)

Ah beautiful sky,

this maudlin anglo-saxon model 

branches of our curious mock-antique

not places to live, not places

unless you’re either lucky or a venture capitalist

and only I believe it now

as rafts of completely proletarian 

granulated life discolours into my cacodylic eye 

‘class distinctions in England 

has always been a matter 

of higher feeling than national honour, 

the matter of feverish but very private debate.’

there are perks in chains of lead 


Ah beautiful sky, 

around flight can you feel it 

in blazing colour and shriek out 

from amplifiers this circus themed city  

& its vintner commodes 

balloon-filled red carpets my face

up to tendered stars 

or physical keys or complex passwords,

your spine pin-drudges

seizes your heart as it raises

every whispered word 

in the Atos decision was 

an accelerating factor inorganic solids

Ah beautiful sky, 

your tongues swollen membrane 

this gangway job pissed town is yours 

in a sports bag in the clubs of Mayfair, 

in Officers messes of Sandhurst 

in Chelsea Barracks sunlit marigold 

beds insurrection you say they are easy targets 

and do nothing under London’s croustade

it’s scalding impossible light so what 

its a jubilant way into this sibilant city

roams like a groove in the left hand side 

of an access door, open 

on PFI’s scored out funworld breaks

Ah beautiful sky, 

to having yourself beneath the blocks, 

or mim in a room its undercrofts 

the supremacy of pure feeling

hushes in eyelets of Sitex

1997 an uncrossable line binds  

knotted the azure main blowing  

horoscopes for every whispered word 

the lowest remuneration that employers 

can legally pay is good and fair  

and my intestines itch 

a small fraction of this code  


 Ah beautiful sky, 

you eat it as the cities high emotional beta 

portfolios flyover faces 

from midnights to mound militating 

all the way round it goes 

poesie stiffs starflowered walls 

class collaborating fern trees

all your glistening faces

the Home Counties make your equinox 

et mon droit the British people voted, 

they voted l'accumulateur de mon coeur

it is Platonic idea 

and its organisation 


Ah beautiful sky, 

a system of horizontal strata but 

a shard of glass on cloud bilges 

over capital panorama buried on top 

of a hill the grave is a secret 

marked with a sprig of acacia

you emerge in propria persona 

as the guide to formal parterres

herbaceous borders flowering shrubs

how to undarken light 

in a girdle of starres my skin in trickle ip

all the violent deeds glow 

under liquid Sir Cop & Cross party 

Ah beautiful sky, 

QC F.K.A Hungry 

a throng of orderlies 

and the opposition dies in broken sleep 

forms mental images of things 

they wish to remember the vanguard 

broken glass tremors  

carving up the Ossulton Estate

function room breaks

the helix structure crick shaped, 

U turn it into flats

275 tonnes of Westmorland Green slate

painted blood red

Ah beautiful sky, 

agitatrix class struggle 

sometimes you think

it disappears in big squares in 

possession of trees covered in flags 

outside Georgian terraces but

again and again and again 

it returns like a cyclical October 

or Kent scum throwing broken 

bricks into drums of washing 

machines in the middle of marshland

every 100 milliliters of blood

is ziggurat sepsis to crawling in mud


Ah beautiful sky, 

with sedition a weak voice breaks  

on Channel 4’s sub-culture of poverty

a broken peril loans as it guzzles 

precious and horizontal

do I remember English society 

in macadamed light

the centre for social justice 

somewhere burning where you find 

symptoms your symptoms 

made it ours, spelling out the vapour trails

kissing fumes you, spectre,

bite on the chain there are perks

Ah beautiful sky, 

whisperless calcined 

DREAMLAND the soft strip

with scrim TC’s

gathered outside municipal bins 

its blood ascension under the largest 

surviving gate, where am I? speaking therapy 

for toddlers walk into walls 

a subliminal menaced idea  

to harness energies of 

an english brick of excrement 

that would shine out all the more brightly 

about them, you, spectre,

Ah beautiful sky, 

this not-dying 

in name and arms, 

that have borne and changed 

no less than five times

raging in the morning 

asbestos holding it aloft 

to Stephen Christopher Yaxleys 

old panoply of grimoires

over chalk breaks like Dover Straits

& listen to quarter peal 

of Stedman Caters ring 

as though sounding the tocsin 


Ah beautiful sky,

an accelerating factor sweet and gentle 

he didn't deserve to die,, he wasn't harming anyone

scorched stars yesterday 

a furl into a fakeless slash 

ate voices in faint need 

as if you would give him 

speaking therapy a dry code of written warrens 

and broken throttles keenly

& screening out reiterated burning to 

increasingly punitive systems

& O do you? become sonorous 

i am nothing must be everything gad crack’d