Shorten quill.

A shortened quill with the attention 

that spanned the will to carve 

oranges with the pumpkins 

still not appearing around 

the steps of furrowed hath 

Striped for the marmalade miles 

to tea and matches to flick at 

hatch daubed batton with rouge 

all the sushi trays you consumed 

Trailing around etched glass 

with compass pointing towards 

thrift store antiquated translation  

Of a battle described during 

a drought.


Piety of a old penny fire boat 

that couldn’t pump 

The coin Burning true 

in the harbour of white horses.