. gibbet . a collaboration.

sonja benskin mesher

Paul Brookes.

the wombwell rainbow – paul brookes

Two Poems


Stone where crime swung on a gibbet.

as a  village post it note.

Stone church entrance

embedded In three red hearts three white skulls

as a village memory jogger.

Stone, wood, metal Christs open

their wounds on crosses in three streets.

Grassy slagheap

dusty ground broken glass,

fly tipped patchwork carpet oddment lines fields, two bare bonced Scramblers scream past

Two young boys help tractored farmer gather golden corn harvest

All laugh together in the field knife edged

by housing

Time Out

with your

step grandad.

Only Christmas days

unwrapping action man

and hot wheels bind us.

From an asphalted pit lane

beside The Barley Sheaf

we walk into scrub.

“What are you doing at school now?”


I carry the minibeast book

I bought to help us.

“Don’t think we’ll find

any Scarab Beatles, today.”

No expression.

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