Tuesday 1 February 2022

Five Wonderful Poems by Nicholas Alexander Hayes



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Evening seeps through shadows, diluting space between buildings.  On headphones, hymns to reptile aliens made of light. Under balding maple trees, my feet slip in leaf pulp. On the greenway, a dead hawk mimics a Norwegian Blue parrot. 

 

evening dyes chemtrails

luminous purple scars

autumn skies

 

 

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Jaundiced amber whiskey light from the lamp.

Orange and green street glow. Store windows reflect sky.

Bare shouldered cosmos soothes tired eyes with cool fingers.

Light falters, dead stars scatter.

 

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Let me say three things I love:

The moon’s reflection on the lake, the smell of dusty books,

the glance of a young man who sees through me – nonchalance searing.

I disregard myself too.

 

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A lei of nylon roses caught in bare branches encircles

a span of celestial nudity.

 

Wind tousled flowers reveal cosmic obscenity 

to those standing in the gutter.

 

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Morning and midnight separated by a twisted 

sheet, a kicked rope, a cotton cyclone that meanders between

two bodies, barebacked and drooling, enduring a fitful night in 

radiator tropics.




Nicholas Alexander Hayes is the author of Ante-Animots: Idioms and Tales (BlazeVOX, 2019) and Amorphous Organics(SurVision, 2019). 

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