POETRY: Dark Dark Dark by Jim Young

Jim Young is a poet and photographer living in the Mumbles, Swansea, UK. Like his photography, his poetry is wide ranging and eclectic in style and subject. He is addicted to swimming in the sea every day of the year and considers the sea to be both his muse and his mistress. 

Image: Anish Kapoor – no title


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Dark cold chilblain childhood
Dark ruins
Dark times
Dark slag

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Dark street lights
Dark church walls
Dark funerals

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Dark whispers of
Dark empty purses
Dark jobs
Dark futures

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Dark rooms
Dark beds
Dark coal
Dark smoke
Dark fire
Dark cobbled tears

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Dark tunnels
Dark dead
Dark mines
Dark retribution
Dark blood on snow
Dark rough roads
Dark heather

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Dark diets after a
Dark war
Dark malt
Dark ink in milk in
Dark stone schools

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Dark threads of life
Dark finger nails
Dark squeals
Dark carbon rats
Dark suns
Dark tar roads

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Dark thoughts
Dark minds
Dark village
Dark town
Dark country
Dark world

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Dark black-leaded
Dark hobs of hell
Dark in this dark
Dark patina
Dark Lucifer will
Dark drag you down
Down, down, down

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