Your opticsโ€™ fuzz is merciful.
Value speckles on mirrors.
Above par days have routed.
Profess want of upset –
Grizzled hairs invade, marauding.

Festoon pine ’til glitzy.
Shroud bounty in vivid overlays.
Letterbox cards will roll.
Furnish glasses, paying homage to the imp,
Who skittled into millstones,
Bone-crunching hops.



Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award in 1998. He has worked on many multimedia projects and exhibitions, including The Art Cafe Project, Out Of The Picture, and How Gay Are Your Genesย and collaborated with artists, filmmakers, and fellow writers. His collection LOVEBITES was published in 2005 by Chanticleer Press.