Flooded Carburettor

We listen to the news on late night TV
like poets waiting for that one perfect
adjective wham from the fountain
released by the front hoof of Pegasus.

Instead we get a word which means hurricane
but also warriors out of control

crash of a waterfall in burning forest
the music of what happens
when you open up a hoard of unclaimed body parts,
and a world walloping about like a flooded carburettor.  

- From Watershed (Hazel Press), 2023