What’s That Applecart Doing Upside Down Again? by Paul Tristram

For Fuck Sake! We’ve only just moved in.
Congratulations, it took you just under half a day
to get the Local Constabulary around
knocking on both front and back doors.
You’re banned from the corner shop already
and you only went there to get Rizla’s?
And ‘Her’, I just knew that you’d be sniffing
around ‘That’ as soon as I saw ‘It’
parading up and down the street like a Slapper.
You were serenading in the wrong garden,
she lives next-door, you lunatic!
Anyway, that shit’s supposed to be done
at midnight not on a drunken afternoon
with the kids coming home from school.
She’s ‘Married’ and you’re ‘Married’
we’re skint and just can’t afford any more
‘Child Maintenance Payments’
at least until you pay off that ‘Cocaine Fiasco’
Jesus Christ! I bought proper curtains
and planned on planting flowers in the garden…
now, I’m ashamed to show my fucking face out there.
You’re sleeping on the settee tonight,
I can’t stand the sight of you right now.
No, on second thoughts, you’re coming to bed
where I can keep a fucking eye on you, Bastard!

Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1943170096 ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326241036 And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326415204 You can also read his poems and stories here! http://paultristram.blogspot.co.uk/

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