R.G. Foster

Uneasy Quartet

Spying commerce
On a shady veranda,
The blue mink sprung
At naked knees
Well-torn, ‘mid garland swirls
of pinks, and such.

Davis, stood at the crag-top, observes
the ranks a-dangle, bone-built mutations
fat-draped, decided.

Abstracts o’ the scientists
Spin on upward,
Rhetoric in darkness,
Science & Politics:
Advancing Fantasies.

The princess, once,
Begun to think -
‘Would not
A melody brighten the house?’
But employment, alas,
was not her arena.

R.G. Foster © 2014


Titled it ‘Blue’
but it was green, GREEN
(as ole’ H.C...)

drought land, dumb stream, cassia,

a notable hole in advertising

Bring in
The smoke, burns in

“Modern” discolouring
of an ecstasy.

ministers praise the imports,
Leisure sees itself retained
before the widening house-fronts.

R.G. Foster © 2014