From the lost diary of Franklyn Brindley

What we then thought was fact was, in fact, a fiction because addiction can make us believe what we want to. and it’s when the shivers run through you and the knives come to cut you and the doctors are trying to ‘nut you off ‘ only then do you think that there might be…

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Summer ’74

Those were the shadows I came across, the guru weighed me off as a dead loss, but Kathmandu saw the real me seeing you for the first time. Not enough time for the mountains we knew how to climb so marking time by the peanuts that stacked up in the bar room we talked of…

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When dreams don’t work

What was once the future looking up at me from eyes sunk deep on a street we’ll call obscurity and cries heard from people we never see has become a distant memory. another thing I never see are the livid scars that run inside of me a reminder of a future that I could be…

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What a wheeze

Money money sunny smiles sign up for new medical trials. Guilty. Smith and Nephew Glaxo Klein cures for this one cures for that cures to kick one coming back cures with pills cures for piles money money sunny smiles. Curing us of wanting a cure curing the system curing the poor it’s the gravy train…

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cardboard cut out

If poverty’s just an insecurity therapy might cure it. and that’s the sort of shit we get, but we get used to it. ‘trying to raise some cash and get a hostel bed?’ more likely buying hash or crack or heroin instead, I don’t pin my hopes on homeless soaks or drug induced narcosis. and…

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Following in footsteps

Mine was a long road not the longest road but long enough to learn what I had to learn to turn things around to take my head from the clouds and keep my feet on the ground but every road has a lay-by for dreamers mine was no different except the lay-by became the mainstay…

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More for the masses

Applauding them those men of Laudanum who made the sleeping draft amended in the House Of Lords by sleeping men I am applauding them clap clap…

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Read instructions carefully before use

take slightly above the minimum amount for the maximum benefit, it’s recommended by those who recommend things which are recognizable by their generic names and we all know what they are. I swallow hard to keep my tonsils from falling out because I know that they’ll be taken if I don’t and don’t say that…

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Kin

When the words that you write have been written are like a song that no one will sing and the day lingers on long into the night where relief can be bought for a dollar a fix and your dreams can be mixed in with what is it sticks in your mind? Never seen a…

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That’s what…

it’s only when it grabs you by the throat and coats you in its darkness that you sit back and enjoy it and boy you didn’t even know that you were in it but it’s puking in the toilet bowl and crying in the curtains certain that you’re dying and it’s not for want of…

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Love affairs

The first leads you on to the next one and the next and we all know where that leads, don’t we? but we fool ourselves like wrinkles fool the skin we live in, When happy endings are not scripted at the beginning and we leave things to fate I hate that don’t you.? but I’m a…

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The bubble burster

I let the ‘dolls’ carry on until I’m on my last Librium then I’m hiking it looking for more. More’s not the answer, but who knows the question? and was it grammatically correct? Being stoned is not biblical and not a punishment for wrongs although similar damage is done and who doesn’t long for the…

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The employment syndrome

I don’t mind if you get fat off me as long as you don’t take that from me which makes me who I am. talk to me about anxiety, and that just puts the knife in me. When does depression become one more obsession? is it a a case of OCD? or is it me…

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Drugzzzz

So, you want to try amphetamine? methylated Ketamine? have you seen the stat’s? that’s a bad movie in which to play a role. Give me acetylene to set fire to the dormant dream, let’s wake the sleeping there’s not much point in them keeping their eyes closed when they never see anything anyway. I’ve seen…

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Push down and twist

Drugs that will keep you awake or make you sleep tight, drugs that will give you a hard on all night, drugs that will open the doors to illusion, drugs for confusion. Happy? take drugs Sad? take drugs. Let’s give a big cheer for the chemical freer. Drugs that will bind you, drugs that will…

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