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Gram Joel Davies - Creep

Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter

Creep
Gram Joel Davies

Your carpet crawls like droplets on a hotplate
and the fear of tiny mouthfuls grows, exponential
to fleabites.

TV fizzes, and news is scroungers
piggyback our sweet creatures: the country
begins to flake.

You go outside, where dog walkers pointedly
claw at the dole office. Suspicion
crawls up you

as you back for home. Through the curtain,
every curtain on the street fidgets
like carpet fibres.

Gram Joel Davies lives in Devon. His recent poetry appears in The Interpreter’s House, Dark Mountain and The Fenland Reed. His first collection ‘Bolt Down This Earth’ is to be published by V. Press in April. This year he is touring with #Trios2017 poetry/art project in the Southwest.

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