Circle jerk

Walking along
the pavement
dirty & worn
& that was just me
I heard the circle
a young voice
on a phone;
‘so, she turned to him
& said over my dead
like, y’know, body
dead, enit
& then he turned to her
said
I’m not having it
yeah, yer, that’s what
I said
so, she turns to him right
yeah, n like, its y’know
wait, what? Yeah, like
anyways
he turned to me n said
you coming or not?
& I’m like, I’m not, yeah but
ok I will
but only, only if, she’s umm
like, y’know ok with it
& then
& then
he turns to me & ses
wait, wait, you know?
why didn’t you say?
cos, like,
I was turning to you
to as y’know, like
a friend, right?
& her voice drifted away
as I continued
walking along
the pavement
dirty & worn
that was just me
y’know, like.

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