O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Making Marks

a new poem by Duncan Jones...

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Duncan Jones, for outsideleft.com
Making Marks

MAKING MARKS

He draws with the charcoal an arc across the page.

Pictures her blacked eye from the story.

Music inching off from behind as disgrace.

What is this drawing for but drawing out?

Petals fall from drying stems.

This book on the table pretends to be read.

Remember yesterday hit by a car reversing in the dark.

Put the charcoal down and look outside.


Duncan Jones

see more stories from outsideleft's Fiction & Poetry archive »»

Duncan Jones

Duncan has lived and worked in Birmingham for over forty years. He does things with words and pictures.

THIS IS HAPPENING...
Cassis B Staudt Week Coming to Outsideleft...

MORE STORIES TO READ...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

State of the Summer Slate '08: Gone Early
It's been years since our resident movie man Seth got so excited about a slate of summer movies... This season he sees them all so you won't have to
Skin + Bones + Drainpipes
Skin+Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture is big and beautiful and happening at MOCA
Going Underground
NO WORDS NO PICTURES: a depreciation of David Bowie
Most Things Don't Happen is a Happening
Kirk Lake has just published a selection of his lyrics, poetry and smattering of short stories in one handy and affordable volume.
Thierry Barthole: Meticuleuse du Monochrome
Le prestigieux artiste Haitien, Edouard Thierry Barthole, connu surtout pour son utilisation meticuleuse du monochrome, fait encore la Une
SOME OTHER THINGS