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.  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.