recent stuff by allan boyd - antipoet

get it india

20 Jun 2014

5000 years of tomato heart
diced on woodgrain
this kitchen now a choreography
of knives and colour bursts
in nutmeg breeze
a Bollywood sunset
sliced under sweet onion flame
crushed by a dozen garlic-faced ideas, chick-peas
and cumin seeds, cardamom smokes
mortar n pestle beats to the thick bass
in a haze of mustard seeds pop
and chilli bites my finger, the colour
of clove tears.
Sweet fenugreek in between sweeps
of garam masala, and hits of ginger,
tamarind, turmeric
and green chilli,

ASADA WADA - a supplementary saga

14 Jun 2014

ball umpire
ball umpire
ball umpire

it was clearly holding
and now the perfect A-plus umpire
get a grip mate
an empire of umpires
and all the media sharks jump sharks
bomb bombers
don jumpers, our colours, our sash slashed
and hall-of-famers, using famous flamers
pontificating punters
pulling punches on benches
showing cause to show cause
where perhaps on the greyest of days
it never rains in round twelve
a slow slow slow cook