Claim Your Environment/Know Your Terrain

“Stop ‘Rewarding’ her ‘Fishing’
with ‘Part-Smiles’
… she obviously doesn’t
understand the Freshwater Pike
she’s [Foolishly] playing with.
We watched you last night
… Directing the Conversation
around the dinner table…
with one word ‘Gear-Changes’
.. it was absolutely hilarious…
we’re going to record it all
the next time you ‘Let-Loose’
… you’re just like
a [Mischievous] Conductor…
making ‘Ripples’ and ‘Waves’
… whilst they run-around
in ever-confusing, little Circles.
Give me a look at your wrist…
so it is true, you’ve actually got
‘Shit Happens’ tattooed inside
for when they… Handcuff you.”

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.