Lord Byron Phone-Pays A Bill by Christopher Barnes

Tho’ with may flash              and cubicle monkeys tickle keyboards
Through midnight hours       Darrenesque, radically commonplace, bland
‘Tis but as ivy-leaves           radio-active in a Samsung’s photomemory
All green                              blang – an omipolone with one mitch dollar left

Glossary of slang: Cubicle Monkeys – Office Workers, Darrenesque –
Boy-Next-Door-Type, Common, Blang – The Blackest Bling, Omipolone –
Gay Man, Mitch – Truant.

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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