P.A. Levy… Do As Yer Told

 

Do As Yer Told

the numb voice on the tube
says please mind the gap
in a tone seductively dripping with
suicidal tendencies
perhaps she wrote the
government safety leaflet
in case of
a nuclear attack
hide under the kitchen table
and pray to yer god –

good luck with that

charlie says always tell
yer mummy before you go
walking with zombies
listening to the horns of jericho
on yer iPod
full volume
rip up the dancehall
drum & rubble > crash > jungle
(out there)
and to beware of

studded leather trouble

lurking in the subway
all part of spraycan histrionics
cross over to the other side
look left          look right
remember what the green cross super hero
told us and look left again
but he never explained one way traffic
or playing grand theft auto
we value your custom
press option three
then hold
attack decay sustain release

 

Born East London but now residing amongst the hedge mumblers of rural Suffolk U.K., Pushcart nominee P.A. Levy has been published in many magazines, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’ and stations in-between. He is also a founding member of the Clueless Collective and can be found loitering on page corners and wearing hoodies at www.cluelesscollective.co.uk

Copyright © 2015 by P.A. Levy