person Bob Fern, two poems

Bob Fern is a professor of translational neurobiology whose published short stories include ‘The light at the cat’s spine rocks” in Between the lines press, “Descent of the Capek” in The Ansible and “Pickle-fingered Truffle-snouter” in the Fortnightly Review. Other than that, his publication record to date is purely academic. He lives in Plymouth England with his wife, two good daughters and two bad dogs.

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Do it

Sea anemone evert, barb-dangling.
Crystal vase of marbles.
Can love exist without anxiety?
Only through denial, the prerequisite.

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The old words

Melancholia-
The body may jerk
but the Bundle of His
that rules the heart
has been taken.

Misanthropia-
Who to hear behind a wall of talk,
who to induct meaning.

Dolor-
Tones on a stave
below what others know
toll.

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