Great Destroyers

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Sometimes
I suddenly remember
the last thing we said to one another
parting

'If you're ever 
feeling self-destructive
hell, look me up 
and we can 
destroy ourselves together'

Sometimes
by chance, I remember
the last time we sat across a table
drinking

'If you're ever feeling
like the whole mad world
needs a little petrol
you know where to find me
and we'll
torch the fucking lot'

You and I 
always were the great destroyers
such a shame 
we never got 
to spark each other up

You and I
always were the great destroyers
so lucky
looking back
we parted when we did...


(June 2019)

thankfullythe one that got away

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Mindy Newton

Mon 8th Jul 2019 18:33

Lovely. Yes, lovely!
So deeply self-aware. Promising everlasting friendship without using that embarrassing word.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 8th Jul 2019 18:07

For me this could be about me and one of my friends, in the old days. We haven't parted our friendship but we don't go torching the world anymore either. But could equally refer to an ex girlfriend. Great poem.

J. x

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 8th Jul 2019 17:46

Tom It walks the walk and listens. I suppose I like this though I shouldn't .

TOMMY

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