22 Years of Bad Karma [Ended in Two 14 Line Stanzas]

Her little nose twitched slightly,
upon the same side
as the silver ring piercing…
cute as a really cute-thing.
She pursed her mouth
as she readied the paraphernalia
for my Capnomancy Reading.
‘You’re Stunning’ I thought…
she looked up immediately
“Don’t” she said softly
then lowered her gaze once more.
‘Wow’ I responded in shock
[really quietly inside my mind]
… she smiled, then chuckled.

“Firstly, Congratulations…
you’ve just completed 22 Years
of Bad Karma Hard Labour…
and you’ve managed to do it
whilst retaining your ‘Looks’,
‘Charm’ and ‘Good Humour’
… that’s quite a feat altogether.
You’ll never be a ‘Nice Boy’
but, that’s half of your Magic…
you’re not so reckless now,
you’ve Elevated tremendously
… as soon as those ‘Spiritual
Growing Pains’ calm down…
God help ‘em, whoever ‘ey are?”

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.