Fear of Decadence (By Caoimhe Lavelle, for Rosi Leonard)
The grandest of frozen thighs
are not explained by smiling babies.
You can’t just explain sweet stuff,
but you can be sweet stuff.
Decadence clicks sometimes.
And it’s real.
Heaven vibes are mostly no foe.
Particularly Good (By Rosi Leonard for Caoimhe Lavelle)
Hit by a moving material
moving because you felt good when it
hit and because you imagined someone
taking a long time to pose for this
and be disappointed when they lose the photo.
Material because it was shiny trash
after the parade some tinsel that some queen
gave to a drunk kid. Electrical discharge.
The same kid injured due to heavy feather lifting
Shiny streets are a royal wave to the sky
a floral ‘fuck you’.
‘Bout ‘Cause Anti-Sky Propaganda (By Rosi Leonard and Caoimhe Lavelle) (For Jamie)
It won’t kill us like it did those dino-bores
Hold a section of soil above your head
You have reclaimed land!
Declare yourself a wing of the marine muscle
We talked you out of interest
Those dino-bores never had the nerve
to pick a fight with the sky, by the way,
until they did.
Now, we are stuck in a dialogue
about belts made out of sirloin steak
and dining on suede.
X Easy Lessons (by Caoimhe Lavelle) (For Lam)
Will you shun futures of probeable bathrooms?
And worship pies
and butchered decadence?
Night is Divine.
Shake your berries.
Veil your divinity,
posing as an anonymous moviegoer!
Excellent Teeth Feeling (By Caoimhe Lavelle) (For Saoirse)
Hey, off-beat teeth!
Do you feel sometimes that your prophecies are gaunt?
Squatting so fancy
you’d never think that luxury was hollow.
Nevertheless, it’s miraculous
that what began as a blush of nerves
could end up so overripe!
Even if you wake up
with a velvet throat
tender, blasé foxes will obey
your darling magic.
Fake-tan only your feet
and wrinkle your teeth,
with warm, fake cranberry.
ZZZ in Mullingar (By Rosi Leonard) (For Paul)
Carry your chunk of air
something slowly collapsing on your
back like your tights losing elastic
A bag of cotton balls
round towers that don’t need us.
Pass it and your air spills
your air is gone
concentrate on exposure.