Saturday, 19 May 2012


Gone just like a bitter pint,
   Swiftly down in one;
Gone just like a shrivelled currant,
   Lost inside a bun.

Gone in mind and failing body,
   Gone in spirit too;
Gone behind the knackered bike-shed,
   Gone like Scooby Doo.

Going for a nifty fag,
   Or going for a Burton;
Going off to spy behind
   The rusted iron curtain.

Gone like opportunities,
   Missed from day-to-day,
Gone, yes I am nearly gone…
   Hip-hip-hip hooray!

Thursday, 17 May 2012


I recently arrived at this odd realization:
The phrase dumbing down
Is itself the dumbed down
Understudy of trivialization.