Monthly Archives: July 2012

Husk: customer services

The girl behind the counter is just a shell of makeup nothing more than flimsy imagination painted onto monotonous pain talking exhausts her; as my energy transfers into her space it batters her senseless she has given up on everything … Continue reading

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Oratorio Twang

In the last movement of the sacred apotheosis there was a horrible snap as the vocalist broke all that remained was two handfuls of intestine and some broken knicker elastic. – Benjamin F Jones

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Prospective MPhil student

Blue sky streaked through with fine white sinew. Today I went for a meeting with the professor at the university with regard to doing an MPhil in Writing. It couldn’t have gone better – he was as enthused by the … Continue reading

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Willow Holt Garden

1 Slow sunshine low-slung sea of insects evening birdcalls 2 mountaineering granite patient stamina ant climbs 3 breathing ripples crunching reeds water vole shiver. – Benjamin F Jones These poems were written about the NGS garden here.

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At the start of a shift

Four minutes before my shift starts. I insert the catheter – it stings and the pain lodges somewhere in my gut. The neural net is next – it clamps onto the spineport. It’s second generation and it feels like a … Continue reading

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