IMAGES

images


self conscious Japanese doll

flips him the finger

as his eyes linger

seconds too long

neither right

neither wrong

now just another image

in a song


Edward Snowden

downloading

files on to a hard drive

day to day

in fear of tomorrow

wanted dead or alive


images

images

images

images


young man in full length prayer robe

and expensive Dunlop Green Flashes

hand in hand with girlfriend

sporting pink mohawk

and colour co-ordinated eyelashes


and Johnny Thunders

blunders

through yet another song

not even realising

he is playing it wrong


images

images

images

images


in her Chelsea Market

vintage ruffle- tiered dress

laughing in the corner

with all the other guys

he wishes his eyes

could listen

and then perhaps

he would

learn the score

and not lose sight of her

as he has so many times before


and Johnny Thunders

he doesn't give a shit about the mix

only of his next fix

only of staying in tune

with a needle and a spoon


images

images

images

images


young woman selling him The Goldfinch

makes fleeting eye contact

as she realises

he has just clocked

the hastily wrapped bandage

around her wrist

his mind jumping to conclusions

of a simple twist of fate

as they both silently wait

for the change...for the change


recollection

cadaver collection

another grim procession

of dead bodies

carried on bamboo poles

to mass graves

as the waves...as the waves

continue

to pound the shore


friendly French hippie girls

selling cherries by the side of the road

encouraging me to

get out from under this burdensome load

of everything I have just told them about you...


our emotions in perpetual motions

a prison of expectations surrounding me

a summary execution

with your finger on the trigger

and I am meant to figure

just like that

everything out?

when

you doubt

I doubt

everything we say to one another

emotional exhaustion

throws caution

to the winds

how to make amends

when anything I ever say offends you...


delayed not late

delayed not late

on the A22

preoccupied

preoccupied

with these images images of you...


© 2016


the red propellers


Lee Nash - bass

James Nash - drums

David McEvoy - guitar

James Dick - vocals

images ep

now available on Rollercoaster Records








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