Tom Jenks has a new publication out from if p then q in a few weeks – A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions – an amazing book of surrealist, absurd prose poems. The book will be launched on 11th July at the if p then q 10 years’ bash. Link to Facebook – Poster for that event is below. And below that, an extract from one of the poems in Tom’s new collection called cockatiels, extracted from Disclaimer magazine, see the whole poem HERE
The blue cockatiel stares into the mirror. It pecks its reflection and rings a silver bell.
The blue cockatiel has mirror obsession, where the reflection becomes a mate substitute or a rival.
The yellow cockatiel contracted feather mites, which are small, hard to spot and can be mistaken for dappling. Feather mites can spread to human hosts if left unchecked.
The yellow cockatiel created an abundance of bird dust…