posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm
pen sieve

pen sieve

i am so gone i am back

knocked straight out unloaded

my clock face with its tic

so afraid of how you will miss me

let me sleep for awhile let this night pass

let me find you in warping dream

no dancing on clouds

no descending black velvet curtains

no violins describe my fall

a thing has whispered to me

i have felt its weight upon an empty bed

the membrane is shot it cant keep these things out

the stairs are busy theres no body home

my cat my familiar black like midnight

you are opium in the red heart of my room

you are treacle congealing in cold milk

and now you are the taste of some powerful liquor

made from black herbs and moss

the prints of darkness



18 Responses to “cantrip anytime”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 5 August 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Pensive steve looks better than pent steve 🙂 (I know it’s not all your fault!)

  2. avatar
    Laurie no L | 6 August 2013 at 2:40 am #


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    Cath | 6 August 2013 at 8:21 am #


  4. avatar
    Chris | 6 August 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    …thus spoke the raven…’nevermore’…

  5. avatar
    Chris | 6 August 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    …’treacle congealing in cold milk’…superb image!

  6. avatar
    Ingrid | 6 August 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Love “the stairs are busy there’s no body home”. Great photo too, would be a good album cover. Can’t stop playing KK album enjoying immensely. xxx

  7. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 6 August 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I lived when I slept
    but I was just unaware
    when I woke
    I never spoke but mulled over
    options of what
    there was…quite a lot
    and the question of
    just an excuse to recline
    with inward eye
    finding I’m
    imagining I’m cartwheeling
    on sand with aplomb
    on demand
    to the band
    in the past I’ve done it on grass
    this time sand was soft but shiftless
    perfect consistency
    no I can’t die yet
    and if I do
    with you we will still
    be restless
    I must live
    all the more restlessness
    to give and get
    deep feeling
    of peace.

    (Is it a’right to go awry even no belle?)

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    Anonymous | 8 August 2013 at 9:06 am #

    My cat my familiar black like midnight. Cool. That’s what’s missing!

  9. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 8 August 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Lost and Found: Darkness and Light from 1.

  10. Kraig
    Kraig | 9 August 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    LOve the written word today! MAde me think of ole pals on thetimebeing that we all know n loathe, I mean love, OK Steve what you do with Daz, Broken Toys and Hero’s? Also when you gonna give us summore SKP’er stuff on here that we paid fur my man? Guess that gig’s up, SKPer stuff? All’s well that ends swell. Cheers and you still sippin’ the lizard drink?

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    Michel | 9 August 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Yes I am afraid of how I will miss you but I hope this will happen a long time from now…
    Please feed my brain&ears another 25 years of new music before retiring, at least !
    Can’t subscribe for 25 years right now, but accept my subscription for a year and the promise to follow you for the next 24.

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    Kohl Ette | 10 August 2013 at 12:48 am #

    I waited with dim lamp
    half expectant
    you heard the tinkle
    of my anklet before
    I really rang it
    you waited for me
    though I couldn’t see
    I felt your hand in the darkness
    like the lamp
    I told you of what
    I felt I knew
    anew hidden from my view
    for sometime
    possibly not obscured
    from you
    you just wanted maybe
    even needed to see
    it more clearly
    I don’t know why I fell into silence
    from you
    probably assuming you assumed
    like the proverbial fools
    we are
    we have been carrying eachother
    nest and feather
    i felt you hush my breath
    with reassurance
    of sorts
    like liquorice
    you force fed
    me for a bit
    then forebad
    always gorging on bliss
    teaching restraint
    the together of wait

  13. avatar
    hellbound heart | 14 August 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I’ve always had black cats when I’ve had pet felines… black cats!
    Love always….

  14. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 11 October 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I guess a wee dram of buie for medicinal purposes is alright

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