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"Disturbance of Spring" by Aqeel Parvez

brings a hatred of compassion 


we try boundaries, test Buddhism 


but bastardise concepts.


Alice reads Lucia Berlin's 


Tiger Bites to me on Woodhouse Ridge and 


when she says ‘I was dying to cry, be held…


oh what we won't do for just a little comfort’


I collapse into mud a heap of meat.


I become the monumental inhale


of a Buddhist, a heart that weighs the 


cost of gold, in Leeds, in March, like an 


August Sleepwalker. The waiters eyes linger 


too long on my eyes in Coffee On The Crescent.


I walk around Hyde Park until I strangle 


thought; coveting, raging. Inside a cascade 


of poetry. Blood burns pushes rushes in


hushed crush. A poet is architect, designer,


void, of worlds, compels, compels;


the hatred of compassion,


the hatred of compassion,


the hatred of compassion,



the hatred of compassion.


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Aqeel Parvez is a widely published poet and spoken word performer from Bradford, UK. He runs the publisher / podcast / events promoter - MALNOURISHED INTELLECT and co-hosts the podcast & poetry night - Poets Talking Bollocks w/ Keith Fenton. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks. His new book CARTOON SUICIDES is out now.


Aqeel Parvez is @aqeelparvez and @ap.writer

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08 de mai.

the hatred of compassion...

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Taylor Napolsky
Taylor Napolsky
03 de mai.

Cool!

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01 de mai.

Leeds Leeds Leeds!!!

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