Battering-Blue [Moribund and Redundant]

~ I knew that there’d be trouble… just as soon as I heard I was invited ~

Just a whiff of a Rumour
… toed-back by Nicky
[Who’d just returned
from an outside
Court Appearance]…
and shit got real fast.
We urged that little
junkie-fuck Shiner
to accidentally-on
-purpose nudge him
in the canteen queue
once… he ignored it
[Big Fucking Mistake]
dog-whistling Gang
‘Finger-Snaps’… and,
Shiner moved in again
… this time he half
-turned and frowned.
“He’s losing his bottle,”
I hissed, then nodded.
Three of them had him
with metal food trays
at the corner-bend
back towards the stairs.
“Not so clever now
… you gobby prick,”
spat an Officer… before
ending the kerfuffle
with a [Bored] “Enough!”

* Cotter’s last [hidden] journal entry before the ‘Prison Napalm’ revenge attack that left him permanently blind in one eye.

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.