I am running fast to make it on time for my first class. Four weeks ago I had a concussion and even if I am still feeling woozy, I decided to show up for school today. The bell rings. The sound resonates in the whole of Woodrose High. The mayhem in the hallways brings a comforting welcome that I am back indeed. Cliques and couples gathered in the locker areas disperse quickly heading out to their respective rooms. I couldn’t help but smile. This is the familiar chaos I missed when I was out. However, despite the “Whats” that I missed, I’d rather see the “Whos”. Especially Haley. My Haley.
Butts lay scattered around the glass ash tray
That is the centre piece of the beer garden table.
A heart sits skew-wiff, etched in such a way
That reads S.M 4 V.C
I can’t help but wonder if they’ve already been destroyed
Put out like the two’s of a burnt down Marlboro.
The etch in their heart beats now entirely void.
Another scrap piece of paper to stow
In the top draw with the other past lovers
Who’s dingy strings linger from their memory
To the centre of your heart. Entwining with others
Who had tied themselves to you temporarily.
Isn’t the most important organ only a tangled mess
Just a big giant knot sat in the centre of your chest?
The sordid sexual encounters and fine bright romances
Are nothing but scattered wires with the poor advances.
Now look at your heart like it’s this goddamn ash tray.
Full of men and women who once felt bright and new.
Around the heart tray is where the people lay
Who spilled outside the holder when the wind blew.
From DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE by Luxx
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Tagged ash tray, book, dirt cheap, heart, Lisa Parhad, love, lust, Luxx, poetry
I’ve been waiting for this film to come out on VBS, looks like it will be sad, insightful and very honest. It’s out on February 12th in six parts. Well worth a look.
‘Co-directed and produced by Vice UK’s editor Andy Capper and Leo Leigh (son of Mike), Swansea Love Story is about the largely unreported heroin epidemic in South Wales. The film is an intimate look at the lives of a gang of young addicts, their families and their surroundings. The film examines how unemployment, the breakdown of the family and the nature of love contribute to the dilemmas faced by a group of young people.
Describing the film Andy Capper said: ‘We wanted to make this film because we were tired of seeing homeless young people being portrayed as little more than statistics. Documentaries about drug use often come out pious and fail to really get to know the people behind the drug usage. We wanted to show what it was like to live with an addiction as realistically as possible.’
The film follows Amy & Cornelius, Lee and Leanne, Clint, Kristian and Wills around their daily lives as they struggle to get money to buy drugs, alcohol and for places to live. During the course of the film, characters get clean and relapse. They fall in and out of love. We meet their families and drugs workers. We meet their dealers. We meet members of Swansea’s mining and docker community who tell us how the city has changed. In place of industry there’s myriad bars, strip joints and cheap booze outlets. Racial tension often spills over into public protest and violence.’
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Tagged 1984, acid, animation, collins, free, hippies, hippy, love, psycadelic, psychadelia, trip, trippin', vince