Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rupert M. Loydell, LIVES OF THE SAINTS

                  Lives of the Saints, image by Rupert M. Loydell

after Michael Landy

legs, arms and
oops a daisy

spring in her step
(spring is her step)

secondhand assortment
rodded limbs

back to base
weighed right down

head full of gears
central heating discord

broken futures
partially assembled

all fingers and thumbs
iron angle signs

what is real
sixth sense vibration
no resistance

a life of penance
plastercast body burn
self-battering belief

faith in splinters
torture devices
ideas and imagery

listening to
another world
outside the door

for the moment
up front positive
canonised clone

mishaps, misshapen
and bad timing
failure admitted

more than one finger
denial of self
well, yes and no

the sound of the bell
glass room procession

people as images
scrapyard connect

we used to dance
father forgive

he began by
entering the building

breaking things
and winding himself up

losing interest
for the sake of it

trying to imply

—Rupert M. Loydell