LI PO, RIMBAUD & BUKOWSKI
I got as drunk as Li Po and deranged my senses just like young Rimbaud
I went as far as I could in a bid to forget all the tragedies and afflictions this life has caused
And very briefly, last weekend, I almost went as the maddest of mad men
That went all the way just like the old dead Bukowski would have wanted
But I pulled back and sit here now, knee aching but mind feeling as if it couldn’t take anymore
So you know what, I just got to stop and be happy with the me you see and read.
Bradford Middleton lives in Brighton on England’s south coast. He has a couple of poetry chapbooks currently available, one via Crisis Chronicles Press called Drink Drank Drunk whilst the one from Holy & Intoxicated Press is entitled A Life Like This Ain't For The Faint Hearted. He tweets occasionally @beatnikbraduk.