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Has fled the page of hegemony
War-torn and bleedin’ detachment
First at the bar
Last to leave
From fit fiddle to organ rupture
From solid joiner to rickety structure
Omits signals from deluded stations
Engages in the refusal of social invitations
Ain't just stayin’ off the drugs
He’s stayin’ off the people!
Only halfway through his life
Is already focused on the sequel
Has signed an abatement order
Against his soul
Mind plagued neurons severed
Is on the verge of himself lamented by absence
The voice of treason hammer to the nail
Has walked out on himself
Our man #1 is part of a sequence of poems exploring the concept of masculinity and mental health within today's neoliberal context. It's part of Jamie Thrasivoulou’s forthcoming collection Our man, to be published by Burning Eye Books. His first collection The Best Of A Bad Situation is available from Silhouette Press.
Poetry on the Picket Line is a squad of like-minded poets putting themselves about to read their work on picket lines, in the spirit of solidarity. Invitations to rallies etc. welcome, contact facebook.com/pg/PicketLinePoets. The new Poetry on the Picketline anthology is available at culturematters.org.uk http://www.culturematters.org.uk/index.php/shop-support/our-publications...
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