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So much more I could sayAbout everything from those daysThe times at the shops hardly touchedHands out but laughingCash for the drugs Or snowball fights with the men in blueWho wore black, but anyhooThe long weekends in Maryhill nickCos Baird Street was full (hmm that don’t stick) The bundles of tems hid behind the wallWhen … More Next…

Prisoner

“let me entertain you” rang outthe words of the song.I was sitting at mykeyboard, watchingand waitingonthecur-sordo-ingitsmag-ic.Myeyesweredrawnto the box in thecorner that Robbie sang out from.My mind was locked on the screen,now caught up with his imaginationrather than my own. Out of thecorner of my eye thecursor furiously blinked,try-ingtore-capt-uremygaze,but it had lostthe battle. I was now … More Prisoner

He saw ME

Jesus stopped for Bartimaeus‘ cry Turned for the woman with an issue of blood Looked up for Zacchaeus Crossed a storm-ravaged lake for the man in the graveyard (well the man’s mum never called him Legion) He travelled days for Lazarus Went to the pool for the cripple Touched the leper AND healed him Fed … More He saw ME

Piece n chips

As wee bites go, ye cannae wack The awesomeness of a Scots snack Whether deep fried Mars, or battered ice cream Us Scots know whit eating food really means But for the purpose aw this wee trip A want tae tell ye aboot ma piece n chips Ye know doon in Wales, when in TC … More Piece n chips

ACYO

    “Innocent as hell, Innocent as hell     and it’s not a lot of fun being here.     I can see a few faces I’d rather see,     be a few places I’d rather be than here.     The judge says, “down you go boy,     not to be seen for five years”,     he says, … More ACYO

Murder

Alcatraz San Francisco across the Bay. The sea, the prison bars. and, cellmate. Raining outside hostility inside. Angry and sad. To be free again. My book- it’s my escape whilst in here. He damaged it. Anger thickens the air already tight in this 5×9. Murder! Alcatraz My cellmate at window. Concrete and sweat Fill the … More Murder