Off the Rails

Mini epics/prose poems from the edge of the eighties, nineties, noughties and numpties


The Daily Routine

A brief meditation on futility (Train audio courtesy of Glaneur de Sons via Wikimedia)

Midnight Hustle (Under Wood-Green).

Witching hour, ’round here, is populated with painted up, erotic creatures and amphetamine ghouls sliding through shadows and streetlight, in a peripheral line of sight like child-catching, tophatted dodgers with flapping-coated, green-grinning eyes as sunken as pin-pricks in a starless night humming with yellow-lit trains and the funky brass of endless traffic, always out of… Read more »