Tag Archives: regret

A Thing

She said ‘There’s beauty in the movement, Keep your counsel Don’t subdue it’ I disagreed And she stepped off My throat I rubbed my neck But managed, just about, to stay afloat. I didn’t see The point In the debate … Continue reading

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Itch

Treat him like a carthorse Never give him anything by way of recourse He’s done, son He’s got a glitter in his eye When he remembers how he used to want to try He used to burn You will never … Continue reading

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The Hole

Once his ears stop ringing, once the ground stops shaking, he casts a startled glance around the panic room. It’s a small room, but it had taken some time to build. There are two mattresses and a sleeping bag, and … Continue reading

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As We Walked

I dreamed, last night That we were walking through the forest As shades of our former selves. Not at-a-time but all at once, it seemed From schoolboy humour through to jobs and ‘scenes’ I could not help but cry with … Continue reading

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Him

You didn’t know him, then. He had eyes that glimmered but could be as dark as coal if he desired. I was never his equal, not in my eyes, as he wove words and charm and fire and love and … Continue reading

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Party Down/Gathering

Brenda was smart. She had several piercings in her face, but no-one pierced her heart. We met at a flat in Balsall Heath and talked shit about Weimar German art. She liked James Bond, but I said I couldn’t quite … Continue reading

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IDST

This one was going to be one for the band, a set of lyrics. But I don’t do much music anymore, so I guess it’s time to call it a poem and be done.   Me and you I bought … Continue reading

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