Hi, Ford here, editor from The Vintage Toy Advertiser
Welcome to The Atomic Mage – my brand new blog focussing on poetry, fiction, art, books, comics, retro publications and more!
My previous blog of ten years standing is The Vintage Toy Advertiser which has entered a period of hiatus, so if you know me from TVTA then feel free to join me at my newest venture here.
Look out for the official launch soon!
This is a test post.
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Shaker Man’s coming. Boogieman. Urban legend.
Campfire antagonist. The monster under your bed.
Why’s he called Shaker Man?
Does he make you shake with fear?
No. He imprisons you in his globes of snow, rain and ash,
And each time he’s mad he shakes those globes until
Nothing remains but your broken bones.
Shush! I hear him coming.
(by Ford, 2021)
To Kurt Cobain. Written 5th April, 2004.
Ten years on –
The spirit lives on.
Loved as much now as you were then.
Except now they call you ‘muppet’ and ‘loser’,
And throw soggy tomatoes in a post-Lollapalooza.
And the Aberdeen bands and Seattle scenes
Will still linger –
Touched by your songs,
The trigger and the finger.
The guns of, stomach pains of Kurt,
Cramped up and fetal in a blue checkered shirt.
Did you feel some kind…
Some kind of hurt?
(by Ford, 2004)
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test over, thanks for looking 🙂