Poetry: "Bin schedule of leics county council" by JM Summerisle




broken toy & lemon juice

when i clean the tank


hands tacky with fish

muck pebbles make


a pit of house

to weave through


me & you & bitter

skinned my leg


haired like grandmas

& you so sullen


so sudden sullied

fish food morsels


and organ music

only i


never prayed only

made offering of


smoke & potted

house painted


mushroom wrinkled

fruit leave


oranges on the side

where hidden toys


lie broken i

have no heart


to refuse





JW Summerisle lives in the English East Midlands. Their poetry & artwork can be found in The Lily Poetry Review, Catatonic Daughters, The Madrigal, SAND, & Re-Side. They may sometimes be found on twitter @jw_Summerisle