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Tome On The Range

Three Poems By: JDA Winslow
Karl Smith , May 4th, 2014 09:33

Taking a break from the standard form - in the battle of consistency vs completeness, the latter having won out - this week we have three new poems by writer and artist JDA Winslow


Pret Poems

No Problems

You’re unsure of your new haircut
I can tell (you)
it will resolve no problems

asymmetry is unattractive.

Sad girl
got that
sad teen attitude.

She’s been losing weight.

Fresh snowfall
-­eat only
porridge and juice.

Everyone covered in a fine synthetic powder.

This will resolve no problems.

Everyone checking the news
to see who is dead
or which dogs can surf
or updates on the rich and famous.

melody,
harmony,
hollow cheeked authenticity.

On all sides
I am angry
and well informed.

This will resolve no problems.
Imagine

Imagine...
a man unable to remove a napkin from his shoe
in a comfortable
pleather
burgundy
body support.

Imagine...
hating a song you like,
and singing along.

Imagine...
porridge
juice
and
cheap synthetic clothing.

Imagine...
Alan Yentob saying:
“This will resolve no problems”

Imagine...
my love for you as a great wave
that will purge this stagnant water
and leave us so blind
as to be
almost new.

Imagine...
no new emails
now.
I feel inspired
I’m probably tired
electro panpipe pop please.
Dreamtime

two weeks of dreamtime;
start here.

shooting up
the backwards river.

I leave this poem for coffee.

As with
the central character
in Heller’s
difficult second album

I accrue
the characteristics of others

a high fibre muffin,
a filter coffee

the coffee,
black belonging to my father.
The high fibre muffin
is from the author
of a seven page document
detailing the most glaring of my character flaws:

“emotional retardation”

or, to quote:

‘“emotional retardation”’

thank you,
yes

it is difficult to talk about zen
without mentioning
Edward Said
and the japanese girl
I want to fuck
but won’t

I’m falling in love with everyone
but
stop writing german words upon the table

I’ve never eaten mussels Brigit
now leave me alone.

JDA Winslow is an artist and writer. Further information on his lifestyle can be found at jdawinslow.co.uk

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