Monday, 14 May 2007






Parson's Lane






Hollow echoes along the lane, a war call.
There is no war, but the beer makes it feel that way.
Leer at the ladies walking past, skirts short but scowling at this attention.

Giggles bounce off the brick work, the night is young and the young are free on a Friday night.
Girls not yet women, not yet broken, totter along the pavement catching up on one week’s gossip.
Boys in bars awaiting their arrival, heads twitching every time a new face appears through the door. Could tonight be their lucky night?

Someone not quite so young any more.
Just wants to get home and safe before any more chaos hits the streets.
Maybe settled in the wrong place as somehow just not settled.
Wound in a duvet long before those nightspots empty, ear plugged and blindfolded to keep the commotion out.

A lorry trundles by.

More war calls, louder now, shouting over the noise of the traffic, the vibrations giddying up some enthusiasm, oh how those shouts make his heart beat faster, stir the alcohol adrenaline in his veins.

Base grinds through the chests of those paused at the crossing when the lights glow red. Volume pumped up at the sight of bare legs, presence announced by that low rumble. Heads turn to locate the noise and driver, the right kind of woman purrs at this machine and he drives her away into the night.

Someone scuttles past, clutching for lost keys, the noise pounding in her head, needs to drink away the work stress in the comfort of home.

Saturday morning smells of the night before on Parson’s Lane.


Written in response to Stefan Lubomirski's photograph 'Red'

5 comments:

Polly Jean said...

fantastic. what a cool collaboration!

slubomirski said...

Thanks, I think so too! and its the first of several, so watch this space! Regards, Stefan

mimi buzzard said...

I haven't visited your blog for a while but i love it!

Anna said...

I haven't visited for ages either - i like the direction it's developed in

Anonymous said...

Good guys,nice blog~


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