John Close - poems read by John

the new god

the new god eats the old god
in the cycle of renewal
his spiky hair and chubby five-year face
look at me now or something
from the point of view that
he don't
I mean; perhaps I have a lesson
to learn from he
before he takes me
exhausted to where the horizon
has only given slight indication

Ye mar'ners all, if you are dry…….

written early 1981

© John Close