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Raising a Rose

With the first and potentially only tattoo

I celebrate this wet dark blue

With sleeves exposed to the moon

Don't you dare judge me, this art isn't for you...

 

Like ink on skin and ink on paper

This is my own creation

A red rose with a blue stem wraps around my arm

So that when we shake hands you see one piece of a bouquet

And I tell you something poetic like, 

"Beaut...

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The Self

“You’re beautiful!”

I’m sorry what?

“I said, you’re beautiful”

Why are you lying?

 

“You have amazing hair!”

It’s really not

“But it’s so curly.”

It tangles, it snares

I wish it straight.

 

“You’re  beautiful!”

I’m sorry, I’m not

“But you are!”

Why do you lie?

 

“Your skin is flawless.”

It’s make-up

“I’m sure you don’t need it.”

You can’t se...

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Tattooed Bride

This is a reading of a new poem of mine called Tattooed Bride. There is also a video of this available on You Tube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmnZJxpubh0

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Berlin read live in gullivers manchester july 5 2012

 

Berlin

We’re going to Tango in Berlin, in the bar where we met. You the nice lady called Becca who has your parents’ names tattooed on your hand. How quaint in 21st Century Berlin, Europe’s second best city, after London. I saw your ink and knew you wanted more.                                                                                                    

I got my tattoo gun ...

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my new book is out here

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/juniper%e2%80%99s-daughter---fragmented-wholeblack-lense/18861693?productTrackingContext=author_spotlight_3115061_

this is the real world book version, ive done an ebook with different cover. if you buy this i can get more tattoos and beer lol.

if you want a copy of the ebook email me at nickspoetrybooks4@yahoo.co.uk and ill send it you. some of my ...

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