Colin James
 

Colin James has poems forthcoming in Calliope Nerve and The Citron review. He works in Energy Conservation and is a member of The Brothers Of The Endemic based in Blacon, Cheshire, UK.








Portrait of Colin James
painted by John Mackenzie



BLESSED MESSAGES FROM THE TERMINALLY ARCANE



Alas, my horn had betrayed me
as the Buttocks Of Charity approached,
and there ushered forth
a sound as pure as static.
I tuned wildly, madly
but clarity came and went
like the throb through
a swollen vein.
Weight bearing appendages,
I appeal to thee.
Do not forsake me now
as I attempt to shift positions
propped up against this mahogany bar.
Regrettably, I have only one good side
and it is currently unapproachable.


 



Copyright 2010 Colin James