Written during the Ipswich Midnight Run in a workshop ran by Andy Craven-Griffiths, half of this poem was read to the group. As promised, here is the other half...
Water: A release of tension.
Envy: A single-wheeled form of transportation favoured by hipsters.
A Tent: A sense of pleasure in oneself or something connected to an identity.
Pride: A wooden barrier.
Skin: To be deeply disturbed – like “against the machine”.
Relief: A small, active, predatory mammal of the genus mustela erminea.
Cobble: Cold, frozen, unable to feel.
Curiosity: Something found on the beach, a smooth, fairly small object.
Brick: Emotion you feel when someone jumps the queue.
Sadness: A movement of air from the lungs outwards.
Badger: A detachment, disengagement, a lack of inspiration.
Serenity: A layer in the earth. An extrusion. Often of violent origin.
Elephant: Deep sorrow, lack of hope.
Solidarity: Olfactory organ for smelling.
Foam: Feeling very depressed and low – usually for a specific reason.
Censorship: A metal box that flies around at fairgrounds.
Unicycle: Quiet fools sail away on this.
Consternation: Worn on the foot to protect and keep dry.
Yellow Door: Standing with your fellow people to show support in their struggles.
Idleness: A blue liquid. Some use it for washing, some for drinking.
Carbon Monoxide: A state of peacefulness.
Rustication: The body’s reaction to a story about lemons.
Saliva: A facial expression.
Despair: A smooth object used in hard landscaping.
Indignation: A gaggle of bubbles.
Lamp Post: Horror that shows on a face.
Rage: Made from cat gut and creates a sound when plucked or bowed.
Carrot: Emotion expressed in aggression or in a violent way.
Loyalty: A rectangular block of clay, used to build.
Breath: A philosophical position. A capacity to look with equanimity on life’s ups and down.
Boredom: A hard, jagged, heavy object.
Pebble: A feeling of alarm and bewilderment. Might be abbreviated to WTF.
Peace: A shy, black and white animal.
Lenor: A mutual feeling of inclination between people who enjoy each other’s company.