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The Seventeenth Commandment
Do not mess with your mind
Don’t even tempt him
Do not take him on a trip to the top of a high mountain
And say to him JUMP!
Long Live the Queen!
It is morning.
After turning every second to avoid the night
Sunlight drowns the images I tried to fight
A low, rumbling silence,
The quiet after the storm,
Thunder sounds, and disappears.
A Boy’s Own Song
bathos of orgasm
is opus disrupted
in spoils of war
The Big Escape
place. The stink, the grime.
The flock of dreamers.
The phoneys acting truly sublime.
?WHAT IS X?
Malcolm Little: Malcolm X…pronounced /’mælkəm ‘ɛks/…El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz…
Little meaning: small or short man; Malcolm meaning: devotee of Saint Columba.
No longer little; he’s an eX-smoker, eX-Christian, eX-drinker and eX-slave.
A devotee; of self-determination, religion and African Unity.
The Street Tramp
After 20 hours of boozing and hitting the bottle,
he stands outside preaching as if Aristotle.
I wonder how long it’s been since he last washed,
he probably can’t remember he’s consistently sloshed.
I've been to many countries, witnessed amazing things;
from koala bears to casino's and Asian kings.
Growing up in Edinburgh a bonnie wee lad,
dreaming about such things from my high-rise pad.
A lonely heart
Turning on the lights in the middle of the afternoon,
lighting the fire for warmth as cold creeps like shadows through the
You sat at the bar in black