typewriter

Photo by John Williams (2009)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Listing Dangerously

wasps
sharks
tree roots
teeth discarded tissues on Hampstead Heath

guttering thatís rusting
the kid next door
banging his head on the lavatory floor
too many bus stops
American roaches
emergency exits on motorway coaches
England versus Germany
reggae versus ska
the girl up the road in the push-up bra
cigarette ash on my Sunday clothes
forgetting the tip at Antonios
how Lennon and Hendrix are doing in heaven
the engines falling off a seven-four-seven

teachers
taxmen
coppers
tossers
avoiding the eyes of the Old Street dossers

the weeds in the gravel
the slugs in the bin
why my mother ever married him
getting up early
retiring too soon
the anti-matter in the middle of the moon

running out of Cabernet
running short of breath
dyspepsia
dyslexia
decrepitude
death