Cigarette break during filming

We both go outsideduring the break for a cigarette.Look at each other and you give a quick nod upwardsmeaning ‘You got anything to say yet?’ In the film since, I would have played my role:walked towards you, taken a dragand said something like ‘You want to go out?’looking into your eyes as you draw on …

Butterflies (It’s alright)

Music purists with a mess in their veinsspew out needle-injected words from their precious brains.Blabbing-about-nothing and soon-to-be forgettable socialitesdodgem-car roll at smoky jokes that waft off to canned laughter into noisy nights. If anything gets heavy,it’s alright ‘cos it’s only temporaryand butterflies in a bellybeep faint signs of life by the hospital’s bedside telly. Into …

Out on the Town

On its numerous outings, it’s wreaked havocamong the rest of the field with its zigzagging.Inebriated on its own exuberance, if stuckon the inside, its recklessness in getting itself free can be staggering. Some, indeed, have even called for it to be barred,fearing it could be the harbinger of a 1928 rerun.It’s a sobering thought that …

Around the Country

As bell-ringing staff last orders pourcat-walking workers out on all fourssocialites wear their best social whirland binge-drinkers down their necks as a party piece past the clock and over the hillto a secret hideaway for a thrillwhere check-out girls dressed for the tillhand themselves in to the metropolitan police whose confiscated toys come tumblingover the …

Alliteration’n’National Anthemology

One of my most military memories I remember is a memorable memorial on Remembrance Day.There were flags unfurled flaunting fighter-jets frolicking overhead with flowery smoke in the fray.Previously primed primary school children with chalk chatted and chomped on their rationed chocolatewith high-flying lowlifes leading lowly folk longing to follow a philosophy, or any old cold …