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Jill Sharp

Jan
2015
Thursday 15th
posted by Jody Porter in Arts

Well Versed is edited by JODY PORTER


 

Dismantling the Glory
Jill Sharp

They’ll bring you a long spoon,
a goblet of decorated cream,
whipped up, smoothed over. Lying
beneath, a multi-layered regimen
of flavours, each stripe distinct.
Dig in. Let the cherry stain
the peach, peach invade the berry.
Soon the confection seeps.

It takes a long spoon
to sup with the devil.
Slide each gobbet up the side,
scoop the slurry that remains
till there’s only the smear
of assassination, a lick
of Archduke clouding the glass.

 

 

Jill Sharp is a member of Swindon’s BlueGate Poets and works as an associate lecturer with the Open University. One of Jill’s poems appeared last year on the LA Times’s Rhyme and Reason page and a poetry pamphlet, Ye gods, is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams.

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter – wveditor@gmail.com
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