A joy of noise

like a whole fucking Motörhead

splitting the monochrome

sparking a choice

of dark or light

a crossing     revelling

in a migraine

of sound


The shadow

self asserts

stepping out

of the gunsmoke

ignoring the safety of grey

There are different ways to live


(Katrina Naomi. First published in Poetry London, No. 78, 2014)

This is the first in the Film V. Poetry collaboration #filmvpoetry. The artist Tim Ridley has two weeks in which to respond to this poem with a short film. Tim’s film will be posted up here on Mon 17 November. Katrina will then have two weeks to respond to Tim’s film. Tim and Katrina will continue responding to each other’s work in this way until they have a sequence of five poems and five films.