Phil Hall: A New Poem

Phil Hall
from Lake’s End

 Early     can still catch     out     writing at its oldest posture

to set down care alone     & quiet matters     personal defiant fleet
 to dare from self-loathing     the eternal     & then erase it

I want little more     have always wanted      the littles     more    
 now than     another morning to say     what’s been said     already

another morning     to waste     figuring out     uselessly     how to
 stick in somewhere here     screws for dragon-fly lights     (a note I found)    

I want this in my poem     is all     & ruin at bay     for my loved ones

Read my interview with Phil Hall here