Still Life with Night Sky

(i)

the moon 
with patina of mushroom skin
premieres in a stodgy sky
 
she’s shrouded in the feathers
of candles’ breezy death.


(ii)

imagine 
if one galaxy
were a grapefruit:  

dimpled skin
and the mirrored arching
through soft amber caverns

what colour is the sun?


(iii)

a pomegranate
between the flesh-white stars
disguises itself
as fat raspberries


(iv)

in glass fronted cabinet
grandma’s silver 

five decades of polish
smeared to sickly blue

my mouldy face upside-down
in the soup ladle

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