• FIVE ENGLISH POEMS
     
    Illustrations for the "Five english Poems" of Roger Wolfe
  • THE WATCH
    A candle and a bag of baccy.
    Revolver’s on the dresser.
    Hear the wind outside.
    Let’s wait.

     
  • THE NAME OF THE GAME
    Pain
    is the name
    of the game:
    you stab my back,
    I’ll stab yours.
  • ABOUT GRACE
    Listen to me.
    This is about GRACE.
    You don’t choose.
    Not really.
    You get chosen.
    Chosen, is what you get.
    And what you get
    is what you’ll pay for.
  • MAN ON THE TRAIN
    The coming and the going.
    The waiting.
    The shivering.
    The laughing and the lying and the laying and the sweat.
    The endless crap.
    The sickness and the sweetness and the sap
    of life, over and over and over again,
    and then it’s curtains and you’re dead.
  • STRIKING A MATCH...
    Striking a match, softly,
    at eight a.m.
    to light a rollie while the winter dawn
    hits the shutters
    and sets slow fire to another day.