Ion Corcos has just had two poems, Greek House and The Dark Sea, published in The High Window. You can read the poems here.
Three Poems Republished – Ion Corcos
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.
Lisa Reily – Three poems
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’ Caught in the Net Poems Re-featured
Ion Corcos has just had a selection of poems, originally published in June 2017 in Caught in the Net, re-featured. Many thanks to Jim Bennett at Poetry Kit. You can read the poems here.
Ion Corcos Published – Underground Writers
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 Published – Subprimal Poetry Art
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.
A Spoon of Honey – Review at Riggwelter
Ion Corcos Published – Words for the Wild
Ion Corcos has just had a poem, Mallard, published on the Words for the Wild website. You can read the poem here.
Ion Corcos Published – Tales From The Forest
Ion Corcos has just had a poem, That Place, published in Tales From The Forest. You can read the poem here.
A Spoon of Honey – now available in digital
As Flutter Press, the publisher of my pamphlet, A Spoon of Honey, recently closed, I have made a digital copy of my pamphlet available until I find a new publisher. You can purchase a copy here.