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A Guy I Once Knew

Perhaps ‘knew’ is an overstatement,

as I only saw him

when he came calling

on my mother,

looking for some cash

to feed his heroin addiction.

Thing is,

we were so very far from rich,

maybe that was for good

in the long run,

for eventually he stopped coming round.

There was a good reason,

I soon was to learn,

for his sudden lack of visits;

he’d poured out a bowl of water,

placed it on the table,

climbed up, climbed in

and put his fingers in the light socket.

Dead in the water,

for it’s one hell of an electricity conductor.

People like him played a part

in the introduction of compulsory

trips.


Submitted: January 17, 2020

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Mike S.

Sad end but excellent, Hull!

Mon, January 20th, 2020 7:24pm

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One hundred per cent true. Thanks for reading, Mike.

Mon, January 20th, 2020 11:33am

Sue Harris

Shocking, literally, but so tragic!

Mon, January 20th, 2020 8:10pm

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It was a long time ago, and I only knew him by sight. Thanks for reading, Sue.

Tue, January 21st, 2020 7:11am

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