2 poems from Epithalamium in Shadow Train


the journal is long standing, long respected, edited by Ian Seed. This is issue number 40.

Winter is Coming

now everyone is saying "winter is coming"
Vikings are coming, & they've long known
the north doesn't forget why it sailed
dumb hands & are not ... is not my favourite tip, & the wedding
is ruined by anxiousness amidst battle
I am back to the labour
sheetcircling / scissoring rapidly jealous
of when it is fine / to ask why all that waste of women?
because man is / the water producer
cleansing quick
the first & worst we have for we have to!
they are watching through their
glasses on stairs, carefully
laid out with barbecue mats