Thursday 13th September

DOG SITTER SANDRA:

She was held together with nicotine & alcohol,
“I’m desperate for a cigarette!”
She said,
Rocking from side-to-side,
Looking more desperate than that,
“Do you think if I go out they’ll let me back in?”

I thought she meant America,
“Maybe not”
I told her,
But she looked straight through me,
Lost in reverie,
As her friend clung to me,
Closer than bones,
Shifting position,
Beaming as the camera flashed,
“California is the best place on Earth don’t you think?”

(K)

Wednesday 12th September

THE RUST AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD:

Her face lit up as she said,
“I love California,
It’s the greatest place on Earth!”
Then turned dark as she remembered,
“But California doesn’t love me”,
Her history was secreted in the deep lines on her face,
But immediately brightened,
“No seriously,
Who are you?”
“Like I said,
I said,
“tonight I’m no one”

(K)

Tuesday 11th September

THE STAIN OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE:

The dangerous woman said,
“I come from San Diego”,
I said,
“I know the radio station”,
And gave her the call sign,
But she didn’t know it,
Which made me wonder,
Was her dangerousness infinite?

(K)

Monday 10th September

BLACK HOLES:

I met a dangerous woman,
She came from South of the river,
She said,
“I don’t know who you are, but my friend does”
I told her I wasn’t anyone,
That her friend must be mistaken,
But her friend had her camera out,
Looking for someone to take a picture of us,
Sliding in beside me,
Beaming,
Putting down her drinks,
One in each fist,
The dangerous woman had three

(K)

Sunday 9th September

THE TRAVELLER:

I see two mouths talking,
One hand covering,
Two hands hiding,
Feet with secrets,

You’re better than me,
And that’s a lie,
I’m better than me,
And that’s a fact,

Come walk with me,
Up the wall,
Everybody’s doing it,
We could be anyone,
Masters & slaves of the road

(K)