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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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Where it all went wrong

I see men in suits and ties Standing up telling lies Throwing promises in the air Full of charm and flair I see men in preachers’ clothes Standing...

That Day

I remember when we Laid on that perfectly cut grass Lying in the crucifix position Trying to count all the stars In that midnight sky deep blue We...

When I Was a Boy

When I was a boy With no computer for a toy I made up games to play Like a pack of cards Predicting football results Of teams whose names I made up...

Prayer for Gaza

Our father who can’t be in heaven Hollow be thy name Thy Kingdom come With hate and guns On Earth as it is In Hell Give us this day our daily dead...

Rainbows End

I once knew a man called Rainbow he was tall and thin. His trousers hung on to him like a koala bear hugging a tree, his shoes were too big for his...