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Monday, 9 May 2016

Intimate Cartography - Full Text

Intimate Cartography

Dark stretching winter bars 
bright asphalt 
black and pink bipedal 
pushing pulling 
onwards low sun 
through pale air 
brick standing stasis 
dirt blue paint glass 
concrete shadows 
broad & green red yellow 
infections of air 
wide & raging 
forces below this 
perception bristling 
through quiet light 

Sunlight flaring off ranks 
of blank windows &
laying a broad stripe across water
gentle and cold 
& a flat smudge wake

Flaring light 
blank stripes & flashing windows
laying gentle water smudged flat & cold
running peaks across

Discordant flying energy red stroking in licking waves and shotgun particles delirious
and leaning to the right with possible perhaps attention and their upward gazing 
through waving heat winter late winter heat bodies opening and closing and
swirling blooming together more red delirium bubbling flowers 
bursting blood noise rising to a ceiling and bursting and falling in showers

Plastic shimmering yellow in dirty glass in loops and light electric 
red amber blue air shining summer blocks traffic molecules streaming
black limpet gum hard creasing and straightening fabric and flight 

Lowered folding across a slump brittle air thin bitter coffee
burnt umber resin turning of image stretching heads hard
light kick kicking before a pitch pool around familial pausing
arcing urine acrid light from oblong scorched tangerine 

Ragged suns steel 
rising through concrete    
blue fire    red
framed throbbing against sky 
      and black glass

Certainly nothing rising here light sinking softly into 
whitewashed render and bundled bags of crap sitting out  

Green walls Recro Cabin common rough and industrial dappled today
broken sunbathing rooftop decayed blighting      

legs discarded
reaching for the 
    from grass clumping along intersections of materials & planes

dilapidation patchwork failure success going on

Wet smudging a falling off over a white slope and down through frozen blades 
green light & dismal drowning beauty    dark sketches 
                  figuring through a brittle parkscape 
through a million evanescent crystals pushing aside 
crushing & packing together
and stick-like dark in the wet 
mossy glow 
drifting towards an air of stones 

Pollarded against rich waving blue depth &
particles of chemical compounds flowing 
through Chestersway Chicken &
softly roaring hot sticky traction 
spinning globules of water thrust 
up against dragging curves
pressing air figures shimmering 
blackly against concrete 
and thick viscous light 

In the giddy depths of hot cobalt black a shining third storey window

Gaudy desires rising from parks with smoke & 
evaporating sweat        metallic pop alongside 
grinding screaming and delighting squeals
streaming hair long lines of 
shuffling throbbing bodies 
what loveliness through torn sugar

Sexualised aspirational poverty 
tacked giant size 
across a dilapidated corner
                     fairly weeping 
grinning crocodile tears & 
splashing fantastical colour
       across ailing bricks & 
                             glass & an
                  ornate dying & 
            impossible living & 
        pathetic morphing hope

Watering the rich features of beauty 
beyond the common experience sheets
of flowing time something obscured relaxing 
and soothing the privileged experience a
step beyond the gating of status out of 
broadly psychopathic tendencies 

Each rich red brick 
pushing outwards 
to its every 
limit’s edge 
all containing 
particles of 
stale growth

limp linen and 
an occasional fluttering
drawing water 
off into traffic air
across rails hefted shining 
above kinetic roaring traction
energetic planes intimate
intricate & invisibly
constellating around shifting 
soft vulnerabilities 
dispersed along tarmac 

Beautiful blocks of failing brutal
space against a virulent absent power 
and hegemonic swamping of 
                   asymmetry &  lines of
force particles of urine cigarette smoke
lust and electric bars warming 
thunderous dreaming organising sky 
organising breath of birds
shaping flesh with grinning grey force
slamming into a softness of evening

Dull shine flowing & 
cold branching shivers
smeared & seared with 
distraction of muddied 
attention dragging heavy
across shimmering
concrete & implied mud
coloured depths of chill
swirling mingled breath
cold poles impeding
dripping of bipedal bodies
through chill day dun-green
metal and concrete dull shine 

Roaring energies buzzing flux 
relaxed gazing patterns of 
chatter and silence around 
monumental iron coyness 
under marshmallow light 
inside a traffic vortex a
stranded three score 
unsouled dreamers of 
different trajectories 

passing in a diesel arc

Curving steel curving concrete &
rising up       rising up &
blocks and towers bridged through
concrete delicately stroked with 
low autumnal afternoon sun haze
gently softly gossamer down &
shining in a thunderous choking  

crossing between 
shuffling & 
          lurching & 
flaring in light shifts
shining through 
outsized monetised
facialities  under 
         blocks of wealth
immense shuddering 
stench of networks
of commercialised desiring
        clogging all routes

Sweeping concrete down and light sinking
in and shining impregnating with a glow faint
in the dark an echoing deep throated whine 
of reversal all hardening marginally with
dropping temperature & torn visible respiration
of diamond air glittering sharply lacerating    

Clifford Still deprivation
blue architectural
blocks of
                monumental torn 
sensation squatting 
         wriggling decay of
desperation & vitality 
     Super Bowl
shine resistant scab 
        a concrete struggle
a permanent dampness

Fired and stacked industrially 
producing spaces for restricted 
movement    whistling    gazing
sweeping arcs of extremities    & 
stacked high against cold air & 
glazed     shining when light is 
caught and particles or waves or strings 
rebound over flowing water 

Winter revelations of upreaching intertwining 
complexity surging with infinite patience
and slowness for life      aspects of a lung 
bipedal animals hearts thumping in the midst &
wistful desiring for a greening of spring then summer

Concrete wire weeds & sunlight

Movement of 
    pigment getting pulled 
up and propelled 
across beige concrete 
cracks and crumbling 
        a blank 
stitched grim gesturing of a 
mouth and a reaching 
out dynamic 
gestures in arrows 
signed in anonymity

Wet street black road smearing green light skittering
red light slipping through peaks of pools of reflection
with rough rubber peeling of off wet tarmac &
minuscule explosions of water illuminated yellow
white catching hints of variations spinning away

Scraped across a 
surface of an 
sky around 
towering steel in 
ranks to the depths of 
a vast distance
wheeling past at speeds of 
grey unspooling 
routing through
an edge and 
into great warrens of 
complex life 
restricted forms

Nonchalant signatures overlaying 
palimpsest depths through eras of 
smoking & tricks & absolute deceleration
mild trauma thin sheets of brief flighting
rapid chemical flows complexly
interacting in a social context &

scarlet pulsating scattering joy                        

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