Ashley Bullen-Cutting

Ingress and Defray

these hinges squeak with use and malpractice
ingress and defray
the paramour epidemic
sans paramour 

these halls are a decade sole-scuffed
black-shoes only
disconsolate chevrons
leading away 
                        and back 

these ceilings are whole production houses
swirling feats of imagineering 
a frozen sea with a bobbing bulb
naked and cold 

these nights are lachrymose and gin
daylight hibernators
fighting away

and the money only enough                            
                        to keep me here
                        gasping for air

Ashley Bullen-Cutting is a writer concerned with the Weird, Eco, Gothic and Queer. He likes painting his nails and the chaotic dreams that reading Lovecraft before bed produce. His work has been published in IsacousticRiggwelterLonesome October Litand Three Drops Poetry.