She Chose A Black and White Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten Photograph

With Baader-Meinoff Gang Mugshots In The Background, For The Shithouse Wall

[Defiant] hands Clasped we Swaggered,
laughing like naughty children,
past the [Angry] Demonstrators
… who were AGAINST…
well, everything by the looks of it.
The sound of drifting ‘copter blades
invaded the countryside, an hour later
… as we argued [Out of Selfishness]
over the GREATEST FUCKING
PICNIC… the World has ever SEEN!
Attempting to Fix the afternoon…
we tried Make-Up Sex, Sick Insults,
[Vocal] Sucker-Punches and Threats
of Abandonment and Future Neglect
… anything but ‘Apologising’…
“I’m only ‘Sincere’ about WINNING!”
Fuck her, I left in my Prime…
scowling my way through Suburbia
… I eventually broke-in [Through
The Roof] of a Recycling Plant…
and set about constructing a Sculpture
out of Beer Cans and Evo-Stik tins
[The Breakfast Of Punk Champions].
It ended-up resembling 2 Pedestrians
Stabbing-Each-Other-The-Fuck-Up
… I Christened my new Masterpiece
‘In 2022 Crimes Of Passion [Dilute]
and become Extracurricular Activity.’
I caught a bus back to the Squat Area
and sat behind a teenager on his phone
… I smirked, as I conversation-listened
“When they finally nab-me for a Big 1
… I’ve got some ‘Straining Violins’
downloaded, ready to press PLAY…
the very moment before I fucking Reach,
all Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!”

* This poem was constructed, in its entirety, from ‘previously discarded sentence fragments’ from the Cutting Room Floor of a middle of June day when I mentally dropped the leash.

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.