PROCEEDINGS and UNDER THE GLASS EYE OF YOUR SCRUTINY

PROCEEDINGS

Joy and Damage Limitation
Parental Guidance
Calendar Girls
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Separate Bedrooms
By Appointment Only
The Naming of Parts
Change of Address
Identification of Victims
Human Geography
Filing of Documents
Campaign Trail
Tactical Exercise Without Troops
Scheduling Conflicts
The Time and the Place
Jury Selection
Ticket Touts and Scalping
A Family Gathering
The Court of Arbitration
Negotiated Settlement
The Treaty of Versailles
Happiness and Unhappiness

 

 

UNDER THE GLASS EYE OF YOUR SCRUTINY

1.

This is the constructed world
and apparently it’s based on redundant models

2.

I remember every little detail of our expectations
and a thousand different possibilities comprise my memory,
although now not all of them seem quite credible

3.

For other motives and explanations of the current situation
it has become necessary to examine the fine line between charm and stupidity

4.

A cheerful story makes everything different
and I’m so happy I can open the window and let my mind drift for a while

5.

The girl or the boy sit beautifully beyond anyone’s reach
because difference is what refuses to change

 

 

 

 

Martin Stannard’s poetry and criticism have been widely published since the late 1970s. His most recent collection is Poems For The Young At Heart (Leafe Press, 2016).
Website: www.martinstannard.com

Poems For The Young At Heart: www.leafepress.com/catalog/stannard/stannard.html

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