“I’m A Little Outrageous, On The Quiet”

PROFOUND ‘Global Confusion’
… attacked from the side
by a screeching, irate voice.
“You bit a Nurse…
barricaded yourself inside
a broom cupboard, claiming
to have a hostage… luck
-ily, you were lying, this time.
You graffitied the word
‘Acute’ in the Silent Corridor
13 times in your own blood
… and, have refused to speak
to anyone but Barbara…
we’ve spoken to your Next
Of Kin who’s never even
heard of a fucking Barbara?
You’ve made me ‘Swear’
out loud, 4 times this morning
… please, stop fighting us…
you are ILL, seriously ILL
… and, we’re worried about
‘Autonomic Hyperactivity’
Fuelling your Antisocial Nature.”

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.