I’ve Come to Bottle It

“… is this the place
with the ‘Long-Three’
with scarred throat?

… I’ve heard
that she’s freshly
heartbroken

… and that she’s
refusing
to Grieve, alone

… in a dark backroom
of the busy
Sing-Song House

… that she’s fighting,
the absolute impossible,
publicly

… and spends
her fractured evenings
playing the Gehu

… with a
soft, suicidal,
aching-tenderness

… that’s priceless.”

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. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.