Swells by John Hegley

I first saw Seething Wells speak his ranting banter
at a CAST New Variety night in Shepherd’s Bush.
This rabid Ringo at the drumkit of language.
This red hot-handed crop brushing grit spitting
rush of Northern Soul. 1983 maybe and
Mad as Bradford.
fast-boarding great balls of bite
straight from the chip fat
at bat-breaking speed
this blindly blathering beast
jarring with the jingoistic, lingo going all ballistic
Seething Wells Spoken.

John Hegley
(both poets worked on the buses)

johnheg

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One thought on “Swells by John Hegley

  1. Colin Hankey

    Love the way it rattles and rolls, wants to fall from your mouth at a breakneck speed , it seems to be seething itself as the words fight each other to get out of the screen.

    Reply

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