Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paul Tristram- Two Poems

We Can Do Anything

Grab a bottle and follow me,
we’ll tear open the fiery skies
and blow on the coals of the
                        afternoon sun.

Plant some new stone circles,
dance naked between each
                           cold surface,
in a bestial trance of defiance.

Find a midnight angry beach,
take a blowback from the
                     North Westerly winds
and pull the waves to us like

We can do anything tonight,
amphetamine’s too slow, compared
to the adrenalin in my veins,
take my hand, I’ll show you
                                      oh yes!

© Paul Tristram 2004

Published in Moodswing, Issue Twelve, Summer 2004

Simply Applauding This

I stood in the doorway of HMV
watching the homeless man
shout at the passers by.
It was absolutely pissing down.
“It’s only rain!” he yelled confused.
“It never changes, its water,
you can only get wet once,
you’re all a bunch of lunatics.
Money well spent indeed, nutter’s,
those clothes should be protecting you
not you protecting them.
Hide in those doorways,
leave the soaking streets to me,
my clothes are full and heavy,
you have made me king
the rain is simply applauding this!”

© Paul Tristram 2006

Published in Sarasvati, Issue 22, May/June, 2012

Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories and sketches 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.

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