Oystercatcher Press

 Iain Britton:

Cravings cover image

£5.00 A5 24pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-25-1.



Over the hill


another idol of dance and song      has written his name

in concrete rubble.


We do these things                       lest we forget.


We’re good at stuffing our orifices


full of                  heroes.



Once I plastered a wall in hexagons


sat inside the prison cell of a bee


saw life   governed by holy interferences

sheep for the slaughter

dogs at our bones.



Footsteps             pot-hole            years in the park.


Water splashes.               Ancestral cravings


light up


an advertisement’s head.


I show off my coat


ripped from another animal’s back.