Saturday 5 May 2018

1 Poem by Aaron Kent

Swedish Pine

Every turn of the screw is another
wasted pivot in the day’s patience.
It is the weekend we feared, a degree
of interruption met by the water
blasting snake skin from winter’s
coat upon the front of the thigh.

Diamonds are only worth as much
as the iris lets jewellers find the shimmer,
and each minute is only as valuable
as the eventual rotations are perceived
by the shape and roll of infant tongues.
We are trapped by our desire

to create the future we determined
by our own experiences. In heavy
slumber there are old wounds
and battle cries, ad verbatim and infinite.
These are the seas that hold squid
the size of angels, and wrecks

we should never explore. It is solipsistic
to believe you are me, and mine,
but I will give everything to show
you my improvements, and how I am better
than my history should ever allow me to be,
More versatile than my father’s skin.


Aaron Kent is a poet from Cornwall, UK. He has recently had a art-verse-novella released through zimZalla titled 'Subsequent Death', and a pamphlet through Eyewear titled 'Tertiary Colours'. His first full collection,'Blood Fjord '89' is due for release in mid 2018. He is also in talks to release a collection on vinyl record, and a non-fiction book about the Godzilla film series.

Aaron also runs the Saboteur Award longlisted site Poetic Interviews, where he interviews poets using poetry. Those taking part so far include James Franco, Phillip B Williams, Safia Elhillo, Luke Kennard, Max Wallis, Jeff Alessandrelli, and Melissa Lee-Houghton among others.

Aaron is also a poetry and film lecturer, and he and his wife just welcomed their first child, Rue.

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