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Three perfect-bound books by Nick  Power

The View From The Back

 

Cass read a book

 

                         said he’d read it in one

                        day

 

the book was ‘The Old Man

and The Sea’ by Ernest

Hemingway

 

                      said it gave him new life,

new perspective

 

                          off the back of it, he’d

written four songs this week

                                  already

 

and it was only Tuesday

 

I realised then, that we’re all

in the same Cinema

 

                                watching the same

                          movie

 

You’ve just got to look for

some different seats every

once in a while

 

                          they’re everywhere,

                                         all around us

 

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Gerard’s Bop

 

Gerard’s bop: came on like the

thunder. In a renovated

slaughterhouse. Purred for a while

until it filled. Spilled into the street.

 

Gerard’s bop: was a secret at first,

then the word spread. Became

contagious. Then there were

swarms. From the estate and the

corn exchange. Indian girls from the

towers. Marauding kids on bikes.

The boxing families.

 

Gerard’s bop, the shower. The fly in

the loaf. Pulled everybody in one

night. Music purring out of the

plywood. All those people. All those

lives. Perspiring each other’s secrets.

Animated. Even the didicoys came.

 

Gerard’s bop: was powered by the

telegraph poles. Wired in by a spark.

And some people fell in love, they

said, and somebody died. In amongst

the oil drums. And the lovers, they didn’t

speak of it again, and the dead kid,

well, he stayed dead.

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