Poetry from Colin James

FUNCTIONAL POTENCY AND OTHER RELIABLE TECHNIQUES REQUIRING EFFECTIVE IDENTIFIERS

                                    We arrived at dusk
                                    and spread ourselves
                                    beneath what passes for a canopy
                                    since the sky was forever flaunting its.
                                    I set up my table
                                    which has hinged braced legs.
                                    The others brought tarot cards
                                    and scented candles.
                                    We welcome anyone who cares to pop in
                                    with the stipulation
                                    this is family run and
                                    propensities for peace guide us.
                                    “Is there a Tony here?”
                                    Tony is here, sending lightning bolts
                                    up people’s arses,
                                    even in death irreverent.
                                    His laughter starts our table a rocking.
                                    We won’t get anything done tonight
                                    regret he does not take us
                                    a little more seriously.

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