More Stone Nail Soup

Those Backstreets

it was like
those rambling narratives,
those adventures
in blackened air
with episodic backstreets
to corrupt the nights
nefariously unfolding
on to the streets.
those sooty accounts
of nightlife thick
as a potter’s hand –
so nocturnal picaresque
that enclaves turned
fluid as gender
on a spurious
moral map.



Written for Miz Quickly’s Stone Nail Soup. Text found and remixed from The Public Domain Review and image (cc-0)


The Vestige of an Honest Man

The Vestige of an Honest Man

He was not one for a steady existence,
indulging in extract of missionary.
Prepared. Inhaled. A curious state.
Kept from an honest livelihood  –
an instrument of his own pull down.




Found and remixed text from an article in the Times,
Tweeted by The Times Archive Editor on Twitter.