Sweet Streets

How sweet the pavement seemed today

I licked it as I walked.

Consumed the lemon light

It’s zesty beams resting lightly in my mouth.

I’m leaving you see..

And nothing makes the street seem sweeter

Than knowing that soon I will walk it no more

Those trudging,weighted steps of yesterday

Seem so far away.

A hop, skip and a lump in my throat

I will miss the smiling man on his bike

The old, shuffling lady with her bowled over gait

And most of all,

I will miss you.

The streets where you live.

Where your candy kisses coated my tongue

And your sherbert eyes still fizzle in my brain.

(C) Slumpless



The sharp, piercing blade of your mouth

Shredded me to confetti

I was airborne. Torn.

Was it better to be scattered though?

Perhaps the pieces of me held together by comfortable glue

Were now going places.

Each tiny, fluttering scrap had eyes to see.

More vision than the old me.

And when this ache of being hacked up fades

All the tiny fragments will return to the fold

And I will be wiser, braver and bold.

(C) Slumpless


You must be made of bitter stuff

How else are you able to sting so much ?

The very tongue I thought was made of honey

Is forked.

The fingers that stopped my rattles

Are spears, dipped in vinegar

And you pour it into my wounds

Like I’m a newspaper full of fries.

Lies. LIES. Lies.

You undermined everything with spiralling secrets.

And now I can’t see the sky for the trees

The love for the pleas

The never ending clockwork circle

I’m wound up.

Turning like a silly soldier

Into the fire but no little tin heart.

Just a puddle where I was once a thing

For you to play with then burn.

(C) Slumpless


I brought you stardust.

I went all the way up to the heavens

And gathered it in the palm of my hands.

I fought my way back into your murky atmosphere

Just to get a nod. A pat on the head.

But instead of warm air I got a vacuum

Cold and harsh

You suck the life from me.

How can there be lust

Without a sprinkle of stardust?



I have a defense team , did you know that ?

Probably not.

Every lie you tell they add a brick.

Brick by invisible brick.

It’s quite clever you see.

But that’s the point ..you can’t.

They’re your legacy.

Soon your lips will pucker to reach mine

And Bam. Ouch.What’s that ?

How do you not recognise your own creation ?

You seem smaller to me today.

But I stand tall

Protected by this invisible wall.

(C) Slumpless

Lonely Boy

I’m not special

I’m just a cushion for you to rest your head.

When I go..I’m dead,

Or as good as.

Oh lonely boy.

You always need to fill the gaps

You’re afraid of your own thoughts.

Sitting alone is not an option for you.

I know it.

I am the same.

But the difference with this soul

Is self control.

I fill the void with other things

Things that won’t hurt you if you find out.

So lonely boy , what’s it going to be ?

Rest for a while on my breast then move on to the next ?

Or are you finally ready to call me home ?

Deal with your demons, I can see them lurking in corners

They play with mine.

But memories are just smoke

And if you breathe out

You can blow them away.

(C) Slumpless

Golden sands

You don’t belong on golden sands

Holding hands

Smiling into the sunset.

You have miles to go on rocky roads

On paths cemented with lies

Disheveled bits of all the hearts you chewed and then spat out

Do you really think the sun will set on your behaviour and rise on your command?

Do you really think you can burn the hand that holds your head on her lap

And ever go back ?

You don’t belong on beaches

In blue waters

With anyone’s daughters.

So stay on rougher ground

Be a hog and sink in mud

Because golden sands are made for the good.

(C) Slumpless