Arrogant Finishes

All "Threats" Aside…I Actually Quite Like You

Slight ‘Prestidigitation’… Masking
… the [Real] Robbery…
she’s not leaving without
your ‘Heart’ hanging [all fresh
-blood-dripping] from her belt.
If you ‘Breadcrumb’ losers
… you end up surrounded
by Arseholes and Self-Degradation.
I have a knack of spotting
‘Masochists’ playing
at being ‘Sadists’…
one is a petty bully [yaawwn]
whilst the other…
simply hasn’t Discovered
… their own ‘Strength’ yet,
and is scared to leave the Shadows.
You’re in ‘Pain’, I can see it
in your [gorgeous] eyes…
but, you don’t want Sympathy
or Help… you’re looking
for honest, innocent Diversion…
oh dear, I [just] might be in Danger.

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.