Lord Byron Downloads A Zombie Movie by Christopher Barnes

When to their                    hughies on a fuddled gale,
Shall call my spirit,           dark Guinness-tinged, pugilistic,
When, pois’d                    he rip-tides thick speech,
Or, dark in mist                 marks the spot before an unfermented head.
Oh! May my shade’s        giddy-pluck veins drain
To mark the spot              into a jotted fragment, a pub-crawl swig alone.
No lenghthen’d scroll       if that with bed-readiness this liver has glued
My epitaph shall be          with lurk-remembered charms
If that                                only bugger-all shall lucidify
Oh! May no other             gaffes be misremembered.

Glossary of slang: Hughie – Vomits.

Christopher Barnes’ first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland’s Callender Poetry Weekend. He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.

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