October

Words come in a stream from the chimney of the DSS. They rise to the height of a man then pile like yellow fat; flattening out on a cushion of cold air that sits in the vale. Clouds loiter over the ridge. When the cat comes in its fur’s full of autumn; the smell of lichen and cold earth. She brushes against my hand and I scratch the colour of leaves against my fingers. Red and black bricks; kiln fired.

– Benjamin F Jones
They rise to the height of a man then pile like yellow fat.

Words come in a stream from the chimney of the DSS.

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About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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7 Responses to October

  1. Heidi Parton says:

    I particularly love the line: “When the cat comes in its fur’s full of autumn; the smell of lichen and cold earth.” That’s a full, beautiful image.

  2. Your imagery is always so foreign to me. I am jealous of the experiences that have given you those things that you use as metaphors and similies. As always, I love what you write.

    • The difference between the place you live and the place I live are startling. Your blog images are snapshots into a land so alien – keep them coming. And thank you very much. x

      • it’s also your line of work that gives you all of the industrial/machine imagery that i just have no experience with…

      • I do like imagery that derives from industry, maths and physics. I am working on a piece at the moment for the Nosedive Crawling book of prose poetry, called Canal, which draws on physics and sets it against the lovely evening walking along beside the canal. I don’t know if it is going to work yet.

  3. Such a wonderful autumnal image–both the words and the picture. In my imagination, I can smell it, too.

    • Thank you very much – I do love autumn – I know it isn’t here yet but nearly. There are a few trees that are beginning to turn. Another few weeks and the colour and chill will be upon us.

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