23 May 2014



for my head

Shug said

he gave me a wrap

for the pain

all fingers and foil

trembling slightly

I inhaled

the acrid smoke

burning lettuce

slipped easy

into grateful lungs

I was waiting

waiting on a wave

a cool dark one

to sweep me up

and lay me to rest

I smoked myself sick

but even that felt good

in fact everything

felt good

too good

and I saw that

a man could lose himself

chasing dragons


Only Dreaming

years later
long after
you died
I dreamed
of you
in the dream
you were sixteen
and altogether
death had yet
to touch
your brow
your life force
shone out
and proud
and I woke up
if I was only dreaming
or was it really you

19 May 2014

White Lightning


Those hard junk faces

Wrinkled dead like burst balloons

Scary in their pit bull nightmares

Full of toothless bite and spit

Weeping from excess of white lightning

Zap ‘em straight to the fucking brain pan

Rattle their medulla oblongata

The alky villains who stole my clothes

Looked just like you do

Lonesome, confused

And in search of a mother


15 May 2014

No Angels

White Angel Wings

there are no angels

there are no demons

there are only survivors

the world stones its saints

as it buries the innocent

and in the end no-one

remembers their names


4 May 2014


Sango Bay
Take a picture of this
We were holding hands
We had heavy heads
And happy hearts
We were stoned
In the regular variety
We rushed to the shore
The sea lapped at our feet
The wind tugged at our hair
We were immortal then
We were cleansed
Spotless as in infancy
The world had yet to find us
To bind us to convention
And condemn us - all three
For the  love we shared