Tesco’s Is Not The Same Without You
He stands at the bargain section,
half-cut, frowning deeply
but still wishing upon hopeless stars.
An 8 pack of beer, toilet roll
& some boil-in–the-bag food
fill his single man’s basket.
Unwashed in over a week,
drained & lethargic to the very core.
Whilst she’s pulling into Waitrose
in her new man’s BMW.
Filled to the absolute brim
with vitality, smiles
& fresh spunk trails.
To pick up some more
red wine & champagne
ready for their 3rd
cocaine & sex party this week.
They are both exactly 1 and a half
miles away from each other, yet
orbiting 2 completely different planets.
In their messed-up heads
one’s a winner, one’s a failure.
Yet, the reality is that
they’re both hamsters in cages,
spinning on wheels going nowhere
and achieving nothing but parting ways.
© Paul Tristram 2016
Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1943170096 ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326241036 And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1326415204 You can also read his poems and stories here! http://paultristram.blogspot.co.uk/