[Keeping You] Behind The Eight Ball

[Slimy] ‘Blandishments’
… presented to your
[Selfish] Sense
of Entitlement…
you are not so pretty
when you fucking Lose.
‘Inveigle’ away…
I never tire
of Rewarding
… ‘Manipulators’…
with enigmatic Silence.
Their ‘Faces’
… when [Finally]
realizing… that…
they were actually
following ‘Bread
-Crumbs’ not leaving
‘em… towards… ‘Me’
… and my… game
-shattering, no-arguing
-with, end-of-story “No!”

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.