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Conceived in an alley born in a cave raised on seaweed. Spent my early years on a roofrack. Left School at 10 caught by truant officer back at school by 11. I'm a twin of two others and I can play several instruments in my head and none with my hands. My first job was part time I painted the odd numbers on dice. I made a career out of avoiding a career.  My body is a temple often prodded by archeologists.


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The Brothel Keepers

An old man I used to work with On a building site Asked me if I was political Asked if I was left or right I looked him in the eye And told him...


I see them in different shapes And sizes Pockets emptied Of any surprises I see them in different Towns And Cities Shoulders shed Of self pity...


He likes to live in the past It keeps things in place He’s a fading die that’s cast On an old seafaring face He has a thousand tales Gathered from...

Tabloid Man

Up in the morning Beats his Neanderthal Chest Turns to page three Gotta see some breast Scratches his balls Full English Dripping down his vest Burps...

We are but blood supply

We are but blood supply We are born to work That’s what we’re told This will make us better people And when we grow old We can look back and say...