Mine, and occasionally others'.
Janine Booth, Matt Abbott, Mark Coverdale and Fran Isherwood entertaining the troops - well, pickets - during the latest strike action for a living wage and decent workiing conditions at Hackney Picturehouse cinema.
Back in the pool today
After six months away
Cut, cooked skin no longer broken
There is surely scope
For a breast stroke joke
Dedicated to Martin Atkins, who asked for a poem in response to this news s-tory.
A poetry book fell through my door
And landed on my mat
I sniffed its arse and wagged my tail
And showed it to the cat
Janine pops up for a 5-minute slot at this Liverpool open-mic night.
Venue: Garden Café of Blackburne House on Hope Street, Liverpool. This is a Fully Accessible venue.
Janine will pop up for a short slot at this Liverpool open-mic night.
Venue: Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery, downstairs, behind the curtain of the Rum and Rumour basement drinking den and kabaret bar.
The Clash's Janie Jones from another point of view ...
She's saving up for a college course, whoa
She gets the cash and her boyfriend scores, whoa
She isn't helped by the vice laws, no
She don't mind her whoring job, no
The dog sniffs and circles
the blade of grass on which to urinate
The bailiff slithers along the street
switching glare from smartphone to door and back
until the numbers match
Whichever blade the streak of piss strikes
its stench spreads rapidly
to its neighbours
This stanza is sponsored
by a weekend bonanza
of two-for-one deals
on our easy-cook meals
from the town's happy eater
which has paid for its meter
All of its sponsors
have generously given
a big wodge of dosh
for their brand on its rhythm
A local disk jockey
has sponsored a trochee
(That's a tum-tee-tum beat
with some well-branded feet)