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Can't build a bridge without breaking skin †

The walk from my mother's house
took about two minutes † † † †
i don't remember thinking†much † †
exept how unpoetic it all felt † † † †
† † † †  
The sky was a mass of grey † † † †
it nearly rained, nearly snowed † † † †
and for a couple of seconds † † † †
the sun nearly showed signs † † † †
of a minor breakthrough † † † †
† † † †  
I tapped on a window, took a step back † † † †
and braced myself † † † †
† † †  
† † †  
he was a bit more built † † † †  
than hoped for † † † †
and his eyes hinted † † † †  
nothing of the twenty years † †  
we ran together † † †
†† † † †
first punch crunched my chin † † †  
he spoke, then done it again † † †
then ear, †lip, head, chin † † †
hurt like fuck † † †
but the rules of this game † † †
is my guard down † † †
til the end † † † †
† † † †
[ grabbed his shoulders once † † † †
to catch my breath] † † † †  
† † †  
It stopped † † † †  
when he ran out punches, or air † † †
then his mother appeared † † † †
and told me how much it hurt  
when I robbed her † † † †
† † † †  
me, like a son -a brother † † † †  
† † † †  
I handed her a small sum † † †
walked back home † † †
head up, and a load off † † †  
† † †  
I'll knock again another time†



Graffiti by me and the gang 1988
lepperochan
Written by lepperochan (Craic-Dealer)
Published | Edited 26th Jan 2018
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