Found Love

You’re a woman, I’m a machine Asleep in the back Siamese dream This is hardcore This is all yours Physical graffiti Off the wall This is it Miseducation Turn on the bright lights Late registration Perfect day Hunky dory Back to black What’s the story? Emergency on planet earth Second coming Dangerous Help! God save … More Found Love

NaPoWriMo Day 12

Get Down Show us your commitment, devotion and energy Snared by the rhythm and riding on the melody Sell your soul to the hole in our hearts that’s aching for your contribution, for your part Share your art if you believe it to be And if not don’t squander our time or our money Don’t … More NaPoWriMo Day 12

NaPoWriMo Day 10

Pfft She doesn’t even write her own songs She sticks to a diet spanning six months long Her voice is a powerhouse loud and strong Her career would be over putting one foot wrong  She dances like a siren, stealing your gaze All breaths are held once she takes to the stage Her image lingered … More NaPoWriMo Day 10

Nag’s Head Barfly

Christmas period 2006 Covent Garden pub on a cold evening shift This face half lit in the midst of a breakup Malboro, double espresso, slap and wake up Lug this conflicted heart to the back of the bar Take off my hoodie, hat and scarf to start Who’s on tonight? Please nobody stress inducing Pulses … More Nag’s Head Barfly

Nag’s Head Barfly

Christmas period 2006 Covent Garden pub on a cold evening shift This face half lit in the midst of a breakup Malboro, double espresso, slap and wake up Lug this conflicted heart to the back of the bar Take off my hoodie, hat and scarf to start Who’s on tonight? Please nobody stress inducing Pulses … More Nag’s Head Barfly

Shmusic

Happy National Poetry Day Shmusic Smack that snare on the down beat Nice and neat just before we reach bar 16 Keep the cymbal splashy but not too flashy Make sure that bass drum’s firm but mean Stick to my time and all will be fine The flow will be sick Each rhyme of each … More Shmusic

Catch Up

Body scrambles catching up with the ghost Guest of mind, inhospitable host Sprint resisted walking through gel By no means heaven yet far from hell A spell uncast a past unkind Unwanted separation, left behind Divinity never felt less divine Mind over matter evaporated time Lacerated synapse Exacerbated woe The mental fractured The physical whole … More Catch Up

Tuba

9 o’clock already, Dad’s waiting outside Hoping he won’t notice black pools in my eyes Pats on the back from Martin, Danny, Roxy Creasing in their lips, thinking “rather you than me” That night we’d seen the walls get sucked into the window I’d filled out Lorna’s T-shirt and made the colours glow Alice, Wonderland, … More Tuba