ball point Elvis

she liked strange people

which made me question

as to who I was for her

look she said biro ball point Elvis

& there on the wall 8 x 10

was a great picture of the man

drawn in different colour pens

it’s by XXXX he came around earlier

left me this on the side

while I was out

& oh!

she ran to her kitchen

he’s fucking robbed me!

taken my housekeeping

it’ll all be gone on drinking

he does this from time to time

how come you put up with the man?

I asked worried for her

look she said biro ball point Elvis

& there on the wall 8 x 10

was a great picture of the man

drawn in different colour pens

that’s why

she got me

she got me she said

understood my wandering soul

or was it affections

gave plenty of pens

good solid paper

left me to draw my own

conclusions

& I wanted her there

beside me as my friend

though she wanted more

that bit she didn’t get

though she said she understood

how hard it was to get out of bed

only to do more of the same

each & every day

nobody there

to provide solace in my evenings

she was prepared to do that

if I was interested in offering the other

& how to create a desire

where none exists?

& worse sustain that over time

of course she hates me now

says all I did was take take take

in the name of artistic freedom