Outsider by Christopher Barnes

Epsom, king’s ransom dash,
A fashioned horse-shoe on the plane
Dances attendance to its kick-off.
Amy Winehouse, Rehab Day’s jockey,
Has unclomped tension.
Two gallops in the ruck
Blast-stun hooves disorientate turf.
She outscoots Lester Piggott,
Winning by a beehive.

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Christopher Barnes’ first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland’s Callender Poetry Weekend. He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.


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