Sunday, November 27, 2005


Belfast adventure playground / the camera lens had to be ice-scraped / shadow teenager in spack-a-mac / it was January 18 1977 / wet wind sucked marrow out of brittle bones / anti-heroin advert / and cost a lot of money flying the star back home / not so much to tempt this junkie spidey outdoors / just a small bag / nothing lethal / and zoomed in on his zits / arched cheekbones like tits / his eyes were full of death / then we had to zoom out and pan / and the kid dissolved into the mist / George Best turned to camera / he looked like rough Jesus / leaned in close and shook his mane, with a smile sadder than a fake grin / "Why can't young people just enjoy a nice drink?" / image was cut at 01.48 / then the car ploughed into the front of the editing suite / and it all went

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