at my till. I put first lads
goods through while second

says to his mate,
“I’m gonna get a kitchen knife
and rip your twatting head off.”


“I’m gonna put it in shoebox
Set fire to it. Piss on the remains “


“Do you want a receipt?” I ask
the first lad.

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Paul Brookes was and is a shop assistant after employment as a security guard, postman, admin. assistant, lecturer, poetry performer. His first chapbook is "The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley", (Dearne Community Arts, 1993); other chapbooks are "The Headpoke and Firewedding" (Alien Buddha Press; 2017) illustrated chapbook, "A World Where" (Nixes Mate Press, 2017) and "The Spermbot Blues" (OpPRESS, August 2017).


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