Ion Corcos has just had two poems, Greek House and The Dark Sea, published in The High Window. You can read the poems here.
Very happy to have three poems, Honey Bees For Sale, Cull and A Stone in My Shoe, republished by Gillian Prew. Thank you, Gillian, for republishing these poems. You can read the poems here.
Three poems by my partner, Lisa Reily. Thank you, too, to Gillian Prew, for republishing them!
The Friendship is Over
Sped along a track in a high speed sled,
secured against flailing in a special flying suit,
a chimp with windblast burns on his face;
his fear grimace, almost a human smile –
the perfect disposition for space travel.
Hundreds of macaques in secret boxes,
transported on regular passenger planes;
their teeth chatter, they can hardly move;
and oblivious, we sit in economy class,
complaining about the food and leg room.
A mother monkey drugged, her milky nipples
deliberately taped; her baby cries, shakes her;
but she cannot wake to feed him; she falls
in her attempt, to the sound of human laughter;
she is an experiment, on childhood neglect.
Sad-eyed macaques in empty steel cages pick
at bottle top apparatus jutting from their heads,
like they are bottles of soft drink; only blood,
not soft drink, drips slowly down their cheeks;
and chemicals, not sugars…
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Ion Corcos has just had a poem, Spearmint Tea, published in Underground Writers. It was written during a recent trip to the UK. You can read the poem here (click on Issue 25: Roots – it’s on page 15).
Ion Corcos has just had a poem, Bus Stop, published in Subprimal Poetry Art. Thank you to Victor, the editor, for publishing my piece. You can read the poem here.