"what men do" & "dawning of mythologies"

what men do

text stuff like i’m not like that

organise drinks in somewhere low-key / out of town

carwash / valet

drive over on a tuesday night

smart casual

  • trimmed beard

  • hair wax

  • t-shirt / navy tweed blazer

  • skinny jeans

  • suede trainers (immaculate)

smile / laugh a lot

promises / possibilities i’m not just here to fuck


delete profile

go back to their gf / bf

wait for a few weeks

upload new profile


dawning of mythologies

i can only offer these words

on cliff tops

the sky is chrome at this hour

i don’t see this hour much

on days like these motionless

with glorious falcons


where are you?

all those things you taught me

except what to do

where to go

what to be

when you were gone

Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Liverpool, U.K. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He also enjoys paperbacks with broken spines, and all things minimalist.

Twitter: @mushyprm35