another day, another gin

the gap                                  between the

platform                                 and the train

he boards                               each night to

travel home                            was nothing

compared                               to the gap

between                                him and                his family

◄ cloak

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Stu Buck

Mon 5th Sep 2016 15:01

cheers guys. its very (very) loosely based on a song called Bill McKay by a scouse band called The Coral. a jangly little number about a man that reminisces about his childhood days during his long commuted home then commits suicide. quite downbeat really but a nice tune either way.

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Hallie Elle

Mon 5th Sep 2016 14:54

Thrilled to see I'm not the only one.

My heart needed this, thank you. Wonderful piece.

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 5th Sep 2016 14:45


A shaped poem in which the typography really expresses the theme.

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 5th Sep 2016 14:44

Nice one Stu,

I commuted for a while, until I realised that if I continued it would kill me, or I would kill myself.

My marriage was screwed already so that didn't impact..I did though always hit the vodka on the commute home.

Found myself hating those selfish bastards who threw themselves on the tracks delaying my arrival home, that was one thing that convinced me to leave the flock.

Thanks Stu,


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