Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law graduate andex civil servant from Salford, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry Society, his five published books of poetry https://stridermarcusjonespoetry.wordpress.com/ reveal a maverick playing his saxophone in warm solitude.
His poetry has been published in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, India and Switzerland
TAKING OFF MY COAT
each evening is like taking off my coat. i sit down apart from the day and nothing happens. i let silence sing her supernatural note- in the air, i drown in how the lonely play as reality slackens. curdling in a chair with arms of broken branches that used to be and went somewhere in circumstance and chances- now greying, like wild hair at the end of all its dances with the gravity gone from its romances- i feel time's weight compress the emptiness of fate, into some sort of nothing that held my hand, and left me something- to understand.
ON TONQUIN BEACH
moods turn with seasons shades and sounds; thoughts walk through reasons ups and downs. come sit by the fireside close to me, soft fit and confide, watch the sea- splashing feet break blue water on Tonquin beach, tall firs fill a quarter of sight and reach- waves wash over shoreline, a soothing sound, combing thoughts from time gives them ground to mingle and mischief the mind into mire, like a selfish thief- that plays with selfless desire. Time speaks to his daughter through this release, while loves lore restores her masked belief.