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The showers are becoming longer, Can’t wash off the unclean. No matter how hard I scrub, Cannot scrub off what I’ve seen. Your touch is now toxic, and the air is too filthy to breathe, if you’re too close – it makes me sick, and a filthy doorknob is enough to make my inner animal […]
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Up, after extra 4-minute lie in,
Extra butter, its Saturday,
Bring iPad in bathroom,
14 mins later,
Only play half of one song,
Clothes, scruffy wear, shop wear,
Not bothered how I look wear
Is so incredibly, mystifyingly, bothered.
Drive to food shop,
Slight weekend euphoria in the air,
Remember that thing that needs sorting,
Merry go round it starts to turn in my head,
Stress about thing,
Plan to do an easier thing.
Back to food shop drive,
Man, with yappy demanding dog,
Wait no, my mistake,
That’s his child, drinking an energy drink,
No doubt a potential future genius,
Or failing that,
Placed on the spectrum somewhere,
Early morning runner smashing #goals, coming in the opposite direction,
Incredibly depressed once, not anymore,
Arrive at shop,
Shop the for big shop,
Big Saturday shop,
Rock and roll.
Knows the isles of by heart,
Head for something over on that rack.
See man getting it in the ear,
From his darling
Oh dear, poor bloke,
I reckon he is called Nigel, looks like a Nigel, was a wild-eyed wanderer back in the day,
What day was that Nigel?
Don’t ask him, he can’t remember, the memory has been pecked out of him.
Engage evasive manoeuvres for lady pushing pram,
Sorry I didn’t move quick enough,
I will dive faster next time,
Mother with child everyone, coming through! I call,
To alert the others in her path,
He dosent look at me the same path,
He likes that woman in work I know he does path,
She’s younger path,
Should never have had kids’ path,
Can’t you see I have a pram?
Hit till now,
Right, let’s have it,
Fire my items down the black rolling strip to the tone of the beep,
Person on check out dosent even register me,
Registers everything else though,
Hawk eye, fastest scanner in the West,
Already guessed amount,
Being the “Rain Man” shopper I am,
Pack car with items,
What did I forget?
I always do,
To hell with it, I’ll just have to chance it,
I got to get out of here,
Sweat forming on back,
I can’t go back,
They will all know I forgot something,
Followed by the subtle eye roll.
I am off,
Worst case scenario,
I can stop at another shop,
Solved that crisis,
Like a champion.
Copyright © 2018 Charlie Hasler.
I am the vampire in your life, causing the pain and supplying the strife.
Sucking the marrow from your core and helpless soul,
Taking your life,
And consuming it whole.
No cross nor spike, nor illumination light, will help you against,
My worry, my pain,
I am the vampire who takes control, contorting and reshaping your helpless soul.
Hold your bible close, say your prayers, you’re in this nightmare now,
With all my worries,
With all my cares.
The vampire you see is not me, it is a mirage of the man,
I used to be.
And feed I will on your burning light,
Consuming and fading,
Your inner might.
But stay strong, resist my will, fight back and battle still.
The night is long,
As they say.
But have faith in me,
And bring back the man,
I used to be.
Copyright © 2018 Charlie Hasler