I piss up here often

a 50’s built concrete block

ten apartments/flats

all mod cons for that time

& written large in black paint

along the gray east wall:

I piss up here often

& I didn’t care a damn

about any or all of that

had got myself jammed tight

with a woman fed up

who had begun to realise

a lot like me

I wasn’t who I thought I was

couldn’t do most things

get out of bed until two

or ever find steady work

those days I wasn’t drinking

the smoke had no hold

I just needed wanted

to sleep pull the covers up

wait for the world to change

& now if anybody asks

if I know about the black dog

I nod my head slow & say

I piss up here often

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