Sunday, 14 December 2008


borrowed & blue 14.12.08

We met once in Leeds, and once in Derby.

I’ve seen you twice on the streets here, in four years.

The last time we locked eyes and threat-dared each other to acknowledge. Our composure was magnificent. In the way that in London you’re statistically never more than four feet away from a rat, I wonder as we shuttle through the city how far away I am from you.

We’re like rats, miles and metres apart, entwined by our trails. Rooting each other out, sensing danger like stink.

When this whole ship finally sinks into the slime, I hope it will comfort you to know that we went down together; always scurrying, always hiding.


  • 1999
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1972
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 1987
  • 1977
  • 1977
  • 1985
  • 1990

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