Ronnie McGrath - a surrealist poet who was awarded first place
for his writing by ACER in 1993 and 1994. Author of the novel
On The Verge Of Losing iT, ankhademia press 2005. His work
has also appeared in IC3 - The Penguin Book of New Black
Writing in Britain.
poems from the tired lips of newspapers OUT OF PRINT
photo - chloe barter
Reminiscing on Hendrix and Freud
as Jimi sparks up his new guitar
the wounded wings of feathered birds
He stirs not just my minstrel feet
much deeper than her throat
can take me whole
a most basic drive to float like dust
in the knife-sharp light of curtains.
his blue-glass handed pose
inquisitive fingers feast upon the clitoris of her mating
paint on strings where others had failed to dance
with the maidens of their ludicrous thoughts.
Summoning fire lighters out of wood sticks
Jimi dips me in the ancient syrup
of his incandescent light,
erect nipples on the cherries of their lips
and sends me drifting asexually
down the black-tongued highways of my fecund mind.