Top View of a House

COLIN JAMES has a couple of chapbooks of poetry published – Dreams Of The Really Annoying, from Writing Knights Press and A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity, from Piski’s Porch Press – and a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press

Top View of a House

The new subdivision,

“A Bomber’s Paradise”,

grew out of lush privations.

The walk from here to there

had changed unbeknownst

until Mrs Parker at condo 99

beckoned me for a natter.

Her porch was internalized

so we gabbed on fake grass

bordered by sincere

painted white stones.

She could not have smoked

her corncob pot pipe

this side of a mouth,

without more contradiction.