Sue Spiers

Sue Spiers works with the Winchester Poetry Festival as treasurer and was SIG Sec, British Mensa’s poetry group 2016-2021. Her work has been published in Acumen, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Interpreter’s House, Obsessed With Pipework, Stand and others.


De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

Stook griiind, stook griiind
                                                the ventilator pulse
extends her life, thrusts air
                                                down her throat
into wizened lungs
                                                Her brain sucks
oxygen for its miserly self
                                                storing it
for her last memory of
It robs muscle
                                                so she is still
it thieves liver
                                                so she pees brown
it purloins kidney
                                                so toxins thrive
Her mobile shrills
                                                Agadoo doo doo.
The nurse answers
                                                ‘Yes, I’ll tell her’
‘The Sassenachs send love’
                                                Her hand on the blue
waffle blanket flexes
                                                Her mouth moues
breathless unsound
                                                meaningless and true

Sue Spiers

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da was commended in the Poetry Society’s 2020 Stanza competition


De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, 2023, ISBN 978-1-4475-2676-6
Plague – A Season on Senryu, 2020, ISBN 978-1-7167-0175-6
Best of British, 2017, Paper Swans Press, ISBN 978-0-9931756-6-4, £9
Hallelujah for 50ft Women, 2015, Bloodaxe Books, ISBN 978-1-78037-155-9, £9.95
Jiggle Sac , 2012, self published at, ISBN 978-1-291-04430-0, £5

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