Issue No. 2, Autumn 2012

Blue Moon

The blue moon

rose above

the lake

and pushed against

her desire

the mad excuse

of his volition:

dead wood.

* * *


Monotony empties

my belief, lifts me

to the empty colour

of death.

“Thrust forward”

says the devil,

and a plane-load of detectives

surges forward.

Michael Warrick currently teaches at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. He is from Cornwall in the south-west of England, and studied French literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and Translation studies at Surrey University before embarking on an English language teaching career. He has worked mainly in the UK, France, Italy and China.