on time

think of any name
here, there are tens of thousands
many out of one

~

n.b. Vietnam War memorial to the lost armed forces personnel of the USA. It is a list of names of those lost, in the order they were lost. The lack of reference to the context of the conflict makes it an even more mournful memorial.

CLP 15/09/2022

original social media

KEEP WENT
it said whitewashed boldly
on the low end wall
of what is now a traffic island
crowned by a CO-OP convenience store
backed by a set of low rise apartments

of course he went
to Cardiff City
for fifty grand
STACEY LOVES HER HOOP BEING SCRANNED
spared an Internet audience
statement scratched by ancient quay
I'm not sure what it means
I want to know
was this a recommendation
or shameless
self-promotion?
I LOVE YOU LEE HIGGINS
across the street
on the one way system
opposite the Sobell Centre
the bus stop by John Lewis
but did she, or he?
and if they thought they did
did Lee love you?
VICTORY TO THE VIETCONG
green gloss on a brick wall
across the tracks
between Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea
a radical hope
that years later
stated quite clearly
the outcome
FOR OUR ANGLES
IN MANCHESTER
rough daubing under the footbridge
over the Witham
furious misspelling provoked
by mass murder
they were not angels
just normal children
TEDDY KEEP STRONG

~

CLP 30/01/2022