Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd December 2017
They’ve been doing this for years
Sat in the arena watching the gladiators
Facing off against one another
Spectators nails chewed to the quick
as the clock ticks down to the 90th minute
cheering every tackle
calling every decision
applauding every header
and jumping for joy if their team wins
Salford 17th May 2017
perhaps it wasn’t the greatest idea
resting your legs of the edge of the cliff
everybody is now yelling at you to
come away from where you are sitting
in case the floor beneath you happens to come away
pulling yourself up and sitting somewhere safer
is a great idea, maybe that way people
could enjoy the view and not be
engaged in the story you created
Its a dangerous thing being a postmark –
pressed down on envelopes by the postmaster.
Your message lost by the recipient …
all they are interested in are the contents,
and after they have them…you end up in recycling.
but day after day you appear on the stamps,
hanging by the address of your crest for dear life.
Only to meet certain doom as the envelope
tumbles into the nearest steel bin
every day, you pray for a stamp collector
but enjoy the drop through the letterbox.
A temporary daredevil
do you like living on the edge ?