THE FOLLOWING POEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE RED, THAT IS, RED THINKING NOT RED BEHAVIOUR IN A RELAPSE MEASURE
it was good
to make the end of your time here
into a shrimper
who isn’t allowed to make it
so he asks for the nerve to make the right and wrong seem to be
the where and the when.
It is not going to be then and now
it is going to be there and then
and not here for it is not a now but a what
so as to make all the red and yellow flags seem the same.
It is about the rights of the telling
and not the right of listening to it.
It is not about the rights of all to see it through
but rather the right of all to see then and then and then
and not here or there
so as to make it and go to the sort of thing they call
It is not the rights of all
to see and hear
for it is why they all ask
what to do with it in the new yarding
and venturing capitalist spinelss