Forge Akashic [Triple-Enough]

The Mountainous Trudge and Tread…
Ash Bridges and Crumbling Bonds
… ‘Retaliation’ is a bottleneck…
‘Life’ puts years on you
… whilst, ‘Living’ takes them away.
Once more, off the Rack… Unbroken
… out of the Fire… Tougher…
up from under the Boot Heel
of Experience… Wiser than Before.
I’ve Blackened enough Sabbath Days
and Earned my Notches and Scars…
to Keep you at ‘Arms-Length’
where you are Safe from the Furies.
‘Death’ is but a Single Book closing
… inside an entire Library of… You…
Write yourself well, my [Good] Friend.

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.