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Genealogy of Mr & Mrs Wood

an autumn collection of faggots
twigs of tiny dead wood branches
saved from the hearth fire
resurrected during long nights
of crisp ice and derelict darkness

hand carved miniature sculptures
grain text written
as the font of all knowledge
began to grow into a small family tree
complete with doll’s house
and kitten

and so spring stories
old wives’ tales
about the legends of their roots
and the scandalous biology of sap
in text hel-vetica
from mighty acorns …

the rich tone patina of lies
with their smaller off-shoots
all took on
the hanging tree souvenir trade
hand carved from twigs
into small gibbets
with dangling buds of men

attic toys spun
into cobweb years 
those oaken men
of england
all eaten into dust


Born East London but now residing amongst the hedge mumblers of rural Suffolk, P.A.Levy has been published in many magazines, both on line and in print, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’ and many places in-between.  He is also a founding member of the Clueless Collective and can be found loitering on page corners and wearing hoodies at www.cluelesscollective.co.uk

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