Have u a spare nut


4 my blot

for my bolt

4 my rot

for my blot


have you a spare nut for my bolt

I have a nut to screw

But I must tell you

I was never a screw

I was a slut


Didn’t we all

Wots yer name

Did u 4get 22


Did you

Did u too

I did

I cant remember bits

I thnk its much better

Good to 4 get


I am on your side

I am

Am I

I am

Am I


Do you distort


I have distort

Scratch sniff snuff sniff

Is it

I sit

On it

I am a sitter

Hey I can walk shit larf eat cry do upping

Is it


Note: This poem was first published in Admissions: Voices within Mental Health (Upswell Publishing, 2022)

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