Jonathan Butcher has had poetry appear in various print and online publications. His first chapbook 'Concrete Cradle' was published by Fire Hazard press in 2013, followed the next year by 'Broken Slates' published by Flutter Press. He has been writing poetry for around nine years, and was for a short period involved as a sub-editor for an internationally distributed poetry zine named 'Unquiet Desperation'. He was born and lives in Sheffield, England.
► Jonathan's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below. Download the single-page micro-chapbook by clicking the title. To read the selected poem, also click on the title.
Cover: Sheffield Victoria Station 1980
In that flat you rented, that gave us shelter
after clubs, the morning sun's nagging beams
never offering any form of comfort.
Through the blue glass of the bottle I see your face,
pretending to sleep, but with your usual sly grin, again
sending me shivers.
The others that lay around the tiled floor in
sleeping bags, like fragile snakes awaiting to shed
their now useless skin.
I take my last sip, and approach the balcony and exhale
the last of the smoke and allow it to cloud over this view,
that at this time loses its beckoning edge.
The sparrows that cast tiny shadows upon the
passing stolen cars offer us a little melody and once
again we promise, never again, never anymore.
Jonathan Butcher © 2015
‘No More’ - PPigpenn poetry Journal