Someone was butchered around here last night.
On the pavement just outside the bike shop
Cloud-shaped stains are all that remains
Of an unnamed man in his forties.
Police are hoping that the words
BASH OF N.H.E
Tattooed across the back of his neck
Will help to identify him.
I pick up the phone and finger the 9’s.
I can feel my legs shaking.
I was with him when he had that done.
Ian Bashwell, murdered.
How mad’s that!