Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (43)
Wardrobe! Languishingly fingered props.
Expand Camera 3…whining door,
Tar-black gills on overset mushroom,
Frills on Roma Graves unfallen shoulders.
A brushworked skull
Deranges the smalt-and-flock wall.
The self-contradiction of surviving Cupid’s sting
Is woven explicitly
On a bandaged music-box marionette.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (44)
A negligéed werewolf wet-shaves;
Crepuscular face louring at window.
Squat lights – hidden – hands to shadows
Overrunning flint stairs…Camera 6 moves.
I’ll dispossess fall-into-line plotting,
In this strained inference.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (45)
A hearing-aid to the subway track…
Blood lunges down a crag.
Cut to…finishing-touch moon…Ali Wrey
Cur-trailed in torchlight.
A grand piano collapses
Jostling silver birch stairs. Wide-eyed mob’s wheeler
Tremors a stick, slobbers. Fade out.
Noose-slip into haycart reawakens night.
I verify some foredoomed distortion
And frisk another cigarette.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (46)
Wrought, dust-of-ages pram
Teeters under waterfall.
Pan out to…Sammy’s dropped-hem arms
Flung towards Sabrina Roper.
Maiden bullet scuds a tree, repercusses,
Punctures his left eye.
Dishevelled, rigmarolery scripts
The Crew sing ‘Waltzing Matilda’
As Camera 5
Exorcises the ghost
From its machine.
Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (47)
In cobwebbed tapestry
A dingy-eyed shadow.
Bevan squeezes for pulse –
Manola’s neck. Snap dilation
Of scarlet-spittle mouth.
Camera 2 – possessed by a blue-black scarf
Shackling her wrist. Mortuary lace
From outpouring dress
On polished marble fireplace.
Insidious in octaves…
Images can’t deliver.
© Christopher Barnes, UK
Bio: In 1998 I won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 I read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 I debuted at Newcastle 's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of my poems. Each year I read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and I partake in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of my collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh. In 2003 I read at the Edinburgh Festival as a Per Verse poet at LGBT Centre, Broughton St . I also have a BBC webpage www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/gay.2004/05/section_28.shtml and http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/videonation/stories/gay_history.shtml (if first site does not work click on SECTION 28 on second site.