Driving Through Foliage

Driven on, and driving, through things still growing, I reflect on the shortness of what it is to be me, An illusory span of meness, contracting, shrinking – inches becoming centimetres becoming millimetres becoming nothingtres as the concept of me is consumed by the foliage that carries on growing, bending – homing in on the…

Savvy Poem – The Reassembling

Inspired by a sentence borrowed from Tim Winton’s ‘Cloudstreet’:’Clean and new, that’s what I want.’ (p.330, 1991) Old and scratched, worn out and worn by others, by the ghosts of people who once were, and still are, of the people who still live on in bits of me. And I make my own scratches, my…

Savvy Poem – A Storming Morning

Inspired by the phrase ‘storming morning’ coined by Fantasynovel1@wordpress.com, in the poem ‘Shattering’.   Storming into a morning that I know is not really there, I find myself nagged into wakefulness by the lure of a coffee, that I hope is not really there, by my side, waiting for me. Sure, I know, I’ll stir long…

Savvy Poem – Content

Content is irrelevant. What’s relevant is lost in the flow of the post after post after post of meaningless messages churning round and round my receptors.   Soggy messages: mushed up, dried out, crumbled and scattered.   Bits swept up, sacked up and dumped – tipped into irrelevance, and skipped up into contentment.   Copyright…

A Savvy-Something Poem – Patiently Waiting

Inspired by ‘Silence’, a poem by C D Anders, published on The Unecessary Blog. Liberated, I become quieter, preferring my own solitude. What is there to scream about, when I am no longer subdued by the desperateness of the embarrassment of others? Others who, with everything to hide about themselves, seek to create identical others. Identical…

Savvy Poem – Cracked Wallpaper

With the lid on me twisted and tightened – to prevent leakages – the words on the wallpaper of my interior, crack. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 3rd January, 2020   Image by congerdesign from Pixabay   Other posts by Jay Cool: Silly Adventure – Bunny Soup in Chilton Savvy Book – Paris Echo Savvy…

Silly Poem – I write, therefore I am not.

Not a single inch of a poem have I been able to write whilst sitting here thinking about what not to write. This is the best that I cannot do. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 2nd January, 2020 Image by Kevin McIver from Pixabay   Further posts by Jay Cool: Silly Writing Tips – How…

Silly Poem – Rumblings

The rumbling gets to me in the way a not great thing grates upon a person. All of the rumbles and snorts and puffs intrude upon my sense of who I am and interfere with that which might be the continuation of myself, if it were allowed to continue, undisturbed by the inconvenience of the…

Serious Poem – Monday Morning

Inspired by a reading of Philip Larkin’s poem, ‘High Windows’, within his anthology of the same name, whilst struggling to come to terms with a Monday morning – helped, in part, by a pot of tea in a Waitrose cafe.   Spilling milk, and feeling jugged, I gather up my teapot, spilling water – hot,…

Savvy Book – Tidelines

Jay Cool is happy to announce the forthcoming launch of a book by fellow poet, Simon Banks. Simon is a member of a band of geniuses who constitute the Colchester Scribblers meetup group.   Dear Readers, You are invited to the launch of Tidelines. Poetry; visual art – two different forms brought together in one book, Tidelines. Twenty-three lyrical poems by…