Bert Almon


The Muse In The Surgical Theatre

5.00(1 votes)


10 Kensington Church Walk

5.00(1 votes)


Shot Tower

4.98   (88 votes)

I want to think of poems as if made in a shot tower,

a tall building where molten lead poured through a sieve

drops a long way, with surface tension forming

perfect spheres, annealed by the plunge

into the cold water tank of reality at the bottom.


Instead I confront a bored detective

digging a misshapen bullet out of a wall

after it missed the target. A leaden clot

dropped into a plastic bag but marked

by human choice. Pure gravity writes no poetry.

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