On Horseback

He’s finally come ‘round
out of the coma.
Yes, that’s right,
the Anarchists
are down the other end
of the Intensive Care Ward,
they’re the one’s with Guards.
Up this part
are the Peaceful Protesters
who got damaged
in the carnage
of the awful Full-Scale-Riot
which erupted
Wednesday afternoon just gone.
He said that the very last thing
which he remembers
was his girlfriend shouting
“Be Strong!”
and “Pacifism Is Our Way!”
Then the taste of his own blood,
mixed with the salty-sweat
of the Police Horse’s shoulder
right into his unprotected face.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.