‘33.9 Million Miles From Lyme Regis’ by Laurie Avadis
His relationships with his biological and musical family, with lovers and love both lost and lingering, have been passionate and implosive.
He has ghost-hovered through life to the patchwork soundtrack of Waits, Sparks, Queen and Korn, in the company of whales and angels. He has dined in the discarded thorax of an alien insect, climbed the face of a brownstone and stared from the window of a loft apartment in New York as the street below dissolved in to war.
He is plagued by the suburban dilemmas of our time: who is going to take out the rubbish, whose turn is it to change the water in the fish tank, what is beyond the word forever?
When love ended in separation, in a journey to Mars and beyond, he found a voice he had never heard.
He is Laurie Avadis and these are his poems.
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