Sarah Crewe’s flick invicta

Sarah Crewe 
Sarah Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool. She co-edited Binders Full of Women with Sophie Mayer and Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot with Sophie Mayer and Mark Burnhope. She has work upcoming in Tears In The Fence and Party In Your Eye Socket. She also co-edits M58, a webzine for visual poetry, with Andrew Taylor, and Stinky Bear Press with two other Stinky Bears. She has never quite got over the fact that Malory Towers is a work of fiction. flick invicta is published by Oystercatcher Press.
flick invicta
the dead push up the indigo

doc leaves soothe

                    hannah’s shattered wrists
one stone left    the grass sinks

beneath flick’s heels

non conformist          stockpile
marilyn up against the wall

grass circle

               of dead energy
flows       is caught in    hawthorn

in damsel flight        in felo de se

infirmary escapism
decay in flux        decline as cause

of death          poppies convulsing

into red dots        teething pains
flick circles the water tower

         the path remains the same
peridot hearts

                    in hair

legs in combat

verdant caught in
see through

my flesh breathes trees

blooming          arched

clutching limes

reading heat

feed me

petals tumbling

leaves reaching

in chlorophyllic glee

never to be seen
no patience for
the birds or a
silent bandstand
chasing swifts
he brings flowers
to the bees and
says he’s used to
things that sting
flick/blue heaven
flick provoked
flick invokes
flick invicta

flick hears vipers
                     in the clover

flick’s red poppies
ox eye daisies
wasteland nursery

flaky social club

flag on the brow side
flick shudders
flick seeks camomile

jennifer rides a wild boar

flick felicitous
mint choc cathedral
terracotta spindle

bare legs whipped
                by dry grass
from flick invicta (Oystercatcher Press, 2012).

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3 thoughts on “Sarah Crewe’s flick invicta

  1. E.E. Nobbs

    I like these poems very much – there’s the tension of our modern world between the techno and the biological – or at least that how it feels to me.Thanks.

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