Public Decree. Poetrry by Peter Cowlam

PUBLIC DECREES


All is transparency,


rose red
in the black white
squares of dawn,


a pale electric
in an afternoon mizzle,


a pattern
of charcoal type


on glass,


then windows 
vectored on an emptying 
street,


on the velvet night.

Find out more about Peter Cowlam at his blog here

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About the contributor

Peter Cowlam’s latest novel New King Palmers is at the intersection of old, crumbling empires and new, digital agglomerates. It won the 2018 Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction. Recent collection of poems, Laurel, is of love, loss and rivalry. Poems and short stories have appeared in The Battersea Review, Literary Matters, Easy Street, The Galway Review and others. Peter has three novels and one novella published

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