Gustbrain, gustmind


Paul Brookes





synaptic breezes

neuron vacuoles

sacred gust


galebrain blows in my head

breezebrain pressures my ideas

crossgustbrain plays the fey


electric vacuoles move earth

inside my head


gustskin neural net

circumnavigates damage

fruited hemispheres

replenish, restore, reimagine


wafts electric roots

touches in my head

breath in my head








Paul Brookes was poetry performer with “Rats for Love” and his work is included in Rats for Love: The Book (Bristol Broadsides, 1990).  His first chapbook was The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley (Dearne Community Arts, 1993).  He has read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for sixth formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live.