Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday 'Shorts'


If Trump launches nukes
Winter may well be coming...
Nuclear Winter.

© Donnie Mountjoy

Donnie Mountjoy, Mock Paper Scissors' poet laureate and resident #HailkuMaster, revels in observing the absurd and risque, and commenting on it via social media using the ancient Japanese art form of haiku.

I can’t make love until Trump’s impeached

I just can’t


When you caress me all I can think of is

the nuclear button

It’s nothing

to do with you

Surely by winter

we’ll be able to resume relations

Though it worries me to recall

how my grandfather, fleeing Warsaw in ‘39, said

In a few weeks this will all blow over

© Alina Macneal

Kim goes ballistic again - but his new rockets are all FLOPS: Brazen despot taunts Trump as North Korea blasts THREE missiles into the Sea of Japan

Alina lives in Philadelphia. Her poems have appeared in Apiary Magazine, Poems for the Writing, The World to Come, and other anthologies.

Unexpected Landing

What strange sea serpents lie here on the shore
Driven by strong waves onto Norfolk land
Enormous pipe sections stranded in sand
Longer than five Big Bens placed on the floor.
Onlookers gather all shocked to the core
Struggling this occurrence to understand
Nervously approaching to touch with hand
Lest angered creatures should rise up and roar.

Bound for Algeria for some great project
Of unknown purpose and significance
A storm caused towing chains to disconnect
Enabling a substantial divergence;
Now English voices are raised to object
To such an unexpected occurrence.

© David Subacchi

Norfolk beach giant pipe salvage under way

David lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).