Nicholas Johnson: HARE


			     text for singers


Refract   lug the light here
our eyesight poor   diet pitiful
sodden by flesh no zinc
no manganese

Vat 
tilt over fire
brown and green resins will be me(t)al
ghee lard

Sick of Broken Jug
clattering for baie n
sorrel stir the bloodwhey
Wish he'd go / far from here
each & each morn is mor(e)'n enough
Sling out the Jug and Pail
You dont need it
You do not ever listen

leveret   hindquarters
levre   half pail, leave
a fear   pale Fuckt off with
Broken Jug clattering for bain
then looker for the bloodstalks
going out is more'n enough

Broken Jug decamped
`Enough was enough' he said
I'm sick of flesh
doan like sorrel
I cant take wheymilk now.
Ma Jug's paps were never full enough for me
I wore her out with my gorging
	     now I eat hare
corpse elongated along hedge
green lint behind its arse
green butter behind its ears
Is't flesh  rich enough?
You cannae decamp wi'out Thick pans

But no hare's ample swallow for Broken Jug
I have to loan out casseroles
for farts of butter
Lived grander on the jug campus
cutting horsehair for tablecloths

`Broken Jug
Why are you going to make noise
are you going to make
you gonna why
yor whey head ise mouth'
			  levre
lope opal
eyes   embl   emn, make jugful
a hare              a hare
leveret eest
uary seasilt
harelaver

eel sea washes raw grasseye to mudflat tissue
eal sea harecatch hare
heir  briney  Shellac
hurl  sicksea   capes
Sicken me
Vomit hair


gules on s(hie)ld

 oice bill
v
leveret lung gorse blood fur
tide up to intestinal bracken
& down on dune and down on stem

estuary         prick root   crimson   sea
blacksilt pelt
on strong tide clasp

			ditch
			     bone
		       fosse
		gold
		 o ]
		r
		s
		  e

warm rays
hot seagrass
pools stogged wi fur
kelp fossils in brackish siltmist
evaporate
it is night
ichor ichor
the bone lan terns
		   tilt to tilt
no en'trance to the pastoral
Entrails
score a scholarly music
played on bones femurs timbrel
leveret estuary
ditch above and below
gorse leveret shit innards
eaten h.t ruth rue


	 vert

green
       vert
	    vortex
		   grun
und vasser
			 meadow
chemistry
	  bottle
		 seatooth
			  pepper
				phlegm
					Light 
					     lathe
			    over
		  Saint Hare
	  Advent    pray
		      though promise none
	  Hail
	  Hector
	     sun spill
	     coracle