the tannoy barks

the tannoy barks

“cars parked at an obtuse angle will be

removed for our amusement”

…and
four people quickly rushed to the doors…

(the tannoy cackles)

“please take your belongings with you…

or we’ ll blow them up

or maybe hand them to a worthy charity

supported by an ex pop princess,

who was recently involved in a Sunday tabloid

cocaine spit roast scandal.

Anyway,

it’s our prerogative

to do as we please.

Check the small print

it s there for all to see”

(the tannoy crackles)

If you see something suspicious

just walk away

whistling to your self

no one will notice you.

(the tannoy is off)

The
train sways

The
train wobbles

past
empty houses

a
brick factor

a
bread depot

trucks
resting overnight

and
the trees I see are

are
the homes of birds,

I
remember that from school,

black
boards

dusty
chalk caught in sun rays

in
high ceiling classrooms

Concrete stairwell

a stolen first kiss

The train sits on

tracks that

punctures the horizon.

And all trains round here seem to smell of damp piss

and skunk,

an aroma which spreads like butter

through the carriages

past the obligatory man with a bike

who’s in the fucking way.

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