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.  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.