Oystercatcher Press

 Tom Jenks:

Tom Jenks cover image

£5.00 A5 28pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-98-5.

in a past life I was a Shetland pony

a sketch of a wheat field, a fallen noble

down the turnpike deep with goosegogs

trying my runes on a hapless bullock


when the wolves appear, I light the beacon

then retire to the library with my bong


I am Sir Marmaduke Marmalade

I am Count Claus von Clauswitz

I am Lionel Gravel, the Great Lambrini

escapologist and mortgage advisor


certain things I must renounce

those games with magnets and gravity


you’ll never guess whose trousers I’m wearing

I don’t speak Roman, but I’ve got all the candles