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Easter Antibodies

Fat fills fat face
Chocolate runs
Giving chase to die

Easter buns, hot and cross
At hers that brought a sigh
At such a sight -
O why O why O why! -
No longer one a penny;
Never any left
Behind the trail
Of Easter Piggy me and thee
You see? -
You never try


We've Bunnies -
Anti-Easter antibodies -
Antigenic Easter teases
Fifty-something fuddy-duddies
Thro' the brain
The stain


Daffodils are dead
Petals gone
The Salad bed
A cemetery

Another man
To clear the head?
You've bled the pain
To cry the rain

So now
Give it one -
Just one

An also-ran
Is when the sheets lie warm
And lonely in the mind.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2012
Mark R Slaughter




The rose perceives:

Tho’ giv’n to cries inside its petals,
We see the dissolution of a searching heart

A thornless rose will struggle –
Her paucity of pricks,
A sensual thing –
What slender stems –
Allows her sexuality
To slide

The English rose
Is dying though,
In evanescent pride –
Her nationalistic pose
Wilting –
Once a red-blue-white stanchion

Manure is the garden
And the rose begat –
Carbonaceous oddity –
As we are too
We’re all as one in life


So has it had its day, the rose?
Suppose I cock my neck,
Tell ‘em all that
I prefer the darker introversion of:
The Dahlia –
Her kiss lands upon the very lips of Death!

I love the death in dahlias,
The hidden purple-black –

A deeper sexuality
With meaning.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2013
Mark R Slaughter



Eternal Sleep

Burn in the smile -
We're dead again;

Strike a pose
For our millennium.

The lonely lie:

Tho' future dies
In our delusion,

Hope fluoresces,

Edges faith,


And as I fade,
Comfort blanks the pain:

You stoop;

Your shade addresses,
Telling all is well.

That haze -
Death's hum;

I feel a falling.

Will I dream
In this
Eternal sleep?

And who is calling?

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2012
Mark R Slaughter



Ever Had a Nine-course Meal?

Ever had a nine-course meal to set you on your way?
Perhaps to start, a glass of wine aside a cheese soufflι.
The second dish could be of fish, so how about Paella?
Check with Chef to see it's cooked – you don't want salmonella!
Now for the third we'll hot it up with spicy beef kebab –
You know we wouldn't want the feast to feel a little drab!
Before the fourth, you'll need a lager – taken from the keg.
And in this cooling interlude, enjoy a chocolate egg
Before the launch of number five: a roaring Indian curry –
And since our table's near the loo, you'll have no need to worry!
But now to take the heavy stuff: a whopping great lasagna;
However, this is rather special – a recipe from Romania!
Risotto makes the seventh course with red Italian wine,
Then you'll benefit from dessert, with chocolate mousse divine!
Oh - and afterwards a stretcher as we serve course number nine!

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009
Mark R Slaughter
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