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I wondered this morning

 - whilst waiting for the lights to change -

I wondered

who’ll go first ?

her or me


I’m thirteen years ahead already

and I always was in a rush

whereas she dawdles

taking her sweet time

always a few steps behind


but life’s throw of the dice does odd things

strange things

stranger things still


big H, his chin slowly nod, nod, nodding down

on his ancient hoary chest

he sits up with a start as I politely cough

as if he never was asleep

behind his leather-topped desk

this big man with bottle-bottom glasses

and a dad who’s nearly a hundred -

so he hasn’t got dementia after all


and what if the Apache strung me up

over a fire, head down to slowly slowly roast

through lungfuls of burning smoke

would I rather it was me, honestly,

or my dear old mum

who’s only got a few years left, if we’re straight,

I guess it’d have to be me

seeing as I’d have to kill myself anyway


the lights turn amber

and I hope it’s me who goes first

or am I being even more selfish

leaving her behind

with all that stuff to do ?








doggy style ►


<Deleted User> (7212)

Tue 4th Oct 2011 12:05

california, eh ?
just trying to make us jealous ?? OK - you succeeded.
have you bumped into Arnie yet ? - I happen to know that the pop of N+S Cal is about 33 million - so I reckon you've a good chance ;)

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Dave Bradley

Tue 4th Oct 2011 05:32

Enjoyed this, Banksy. I'm in California at the mo where there's no amber and some of the lights take forever to change. In Britain there's only a few secs to get a bit perturbed - there's time here for a major crisis waiting at some of the junctions.

<Deleted User> (7212)

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 23:05

I just wrote down the garbage that flitted through my mind in those very few seconds...

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John Coopey

Mon 3rd Oct 2011 22:12

Interesting meandering, Banksy.
Realising that I have become invisible at traffic lights, I occupy my time there by picking my nose.

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