Her Brother’s Walking Stick

Syphilis? [Debunked
… Apparently],
shelved… dribbling
porridge oats
onto lap-blankets…
the ‘Fire’ diminished.
A [Perpetual]
… ‘Waiting Room’…
between Stations
… Irregular
like uNeVeN steps.
We ‘Iron Out’
our own Faults,
Fears, Failures,
and Weaknesses
… with [Grandiose]
Invention, Rejection,
and harsh ‘Projection’.

* and in every new town a fresh ‘Lange-Eichbaum’ waiting.

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.