i return             as most do                   to die

you see            i am weary of travel

a wheel i had to break


this carcass disintegrated

into unfamiliar dust

death must come for me

where my name is known                   where the ground

will accept my bones


Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Southport, near Liverpool, U.K. He is a keen traveler, having lived and worked in China and Australia, and has scaled the entirety of Asia. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He also enjoys Leonard Cohen, bass guitar riffs, porridge, paperback books with broken spines, and all things minimalist.













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