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21.9.08

separate and ever deadly

my folks' place in fog 2

life is crazy, innit? last week i spent rather a lot of it catching up. catching up on work, sleep, with friends. it's been a little nutty and as a result i've felt really wistful, staring out windows and listening to the last shadow puppets, tom waits and nick cave. maybe it's depression. maybe it's nothing. but when i'm like this, i don't feel like writing much. i'll post stuff soon.


When we walked the streets together
All the faces seemed to smile back
And now the pavements have nothing to offer
And all the faces seem to need a slap.
There’s an unfamiliar grip
On an unfamiliar handkerchief
Attending to the tears on cheeks I wouldn’t notice with you
No matter how vicious the grief
Her expression was damp and crooked
Grabbed onto my throat and won’t let go

Save me from the secateurs
I’ll pretend I didn’t hear
Can’t you see I’m a ghost in the wrong coat
Biting butter and crumbs
There’s a handsome maverick
You don’t talk about to keep me calm
And I can’t help it if I create a version
That pulls you back onto his arm
Please don’t tell me
You don’t have to darling, I can sense
That he painted you a gushing sunset
And slayed angry panthers in your defence.

And he stands separate and ever deadly
Clings onto my throat and won’t let go.

reprinted without permission.

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2 Comments:

At 22 September, 2008 03:08, Blogger paintergirl said...

Decided
To sneak up away from your stomach
And try your pulse
And captured
What seemed all unknowing and candid
But they suspected it was false

She's playful
The boring would warn you be careful
Of her brigade
In order to tame this relentless marauder
Move away from the parade

And she was walking on the tables in the glass house
Endearingly bedraggled in the wind
Subtle in her method of seduction
The twenty little tragedies begin

And she would throw a feather boa in the road
If she thought that it would set the scene
Unfittingly dipped into your companions
Enlighten them to make you see

And there's affection to rent
The age of the understatement
Before the attraction ferments
Kiss me properly and pull me apart

Affection to rent the age of the understatement
Before this attraction ferments
Kiss me properly and pull me apart

And my fingers scratch at my hair
Before my mind can get too reckless
The idea of seeing you here
Is enough to make the sweat grow cold

 
At 22 September, 2008 12:26, Anonymous lauren said...

you know it miss jones.. you know it :)

 

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