Clade Song 6
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Clade Song 6

The Bottle Collector

The puzzled, expecting look
of a ferret; down the bin
a treasure of head struck bees
and sticky paper. Each bottle,
the promise of a few coins,
of late downed and clear.
Pictures of jovial rum islands
and sorts of laughing deer.

Torn into sadness, he roams
motorway toilets and the black
seas of carparks, angular, zebrine.
He looks and looks and looks,
taking time like a casual lover
in for the taking, the pull.

This is heaven.
Hands down into the rest.
The weight of long cold glass.
More of a miracle.
More of a miracle.




Clade Song 6 Right
Philibert Leslie Philibert is a London-born poet now resident in Bavaria. After studying English Literature in Ireland he moved to Germany where he now works as a social worker. He has published poetry in magazines and has translated plays from German into English for South German theatre groups.