Resolve, Repeat

Dash higher, dash lower. The steeple creeps your feet

You diamond thief

Splash fire, flash spire with nothing but retreat

Keep off my meat

Petty nuance breeds shivered thunder, crackling in my sleep

Lightening rips me deep.

Listing, breaking, twisting, shaking – my minds jukebox speaks;

‘Resolve’ spins on repeat.


The land of calm and battered charm awaits quick hours I keep.

Daylight; chased towers and fallen skyscrapers lick my feet

Warm, content from sleeps ascent,

I sneer down from avenues fog

Some 85 stories below – just dogs.

Resolve, repeat.


Jonny Woolnough

I graduated in 2015, aged 35, with a BA Hons in English Literature. I'm currently writing articles for The Culture Trip website, before starting my Masters in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Birkbeck later this year. Writers and poets i admire and take influence from include John Braine, Harold Pinter, Roberto Bolaño and Emily Bronte to name but a few.
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