Friday, May 8, 2009

Travel Adventures For Girls

There is a reason why people go to Paris, not London, for love,

But try to tell me anything.

I arrived at Gatwick on a Sunday,

Innocent as a cardboard suitcase,

But a week of drizzle and English reserve would make anyone want to slip down a side street and change their name.

If your Love hands you your skin and asks you to kindly fuck off,

You can always disappear on the Underground--

Blue line Piccadilly, Victoria line north--

But finding your way can be tricky,

It's crowded and busy, no place for a yokel;

You can end up with more time than purpose, dragging the best of you behind in the damp corridors like some eviscerated doll,

Far from home

And the only thing to do, though you've hardly the heart for it,

Is to get off the train and let yourself be swept toward the exit by a sea of souls who are all better looking than you and not bleeding.

Get up. Get out.

Sorry, you're not allowed to die here.

Thank you for visiting London, and remember,

Mind the gap.



Kay said...

haha...I know that experience, but would always vouche Italy for Love!!

Anonymous said...


Scarlet said...

That's why London never happened. Remember??

pheromone girl said...

I have experienced that myself, one too many times. And always mind the gap!

Riot Kitty said...

Very cool. London is one of my favorite cities - I have no desire to go to Paris.

Debbie said...

Awww. That is so sad.

Shadow said...

okay, i get it, paris for love it is!

G-Man said...

Well I don't get it...
What gap?

Kelly Dickson said...

Ah! London is unforgiving but that doesn't mean you have to be too... I am always wandering down it's streets wondering what I might come across next, always different always the same... As for the tube it is just one big tourist trap!!! Dodge, bend, weave, sidestep! Haha... :D more poems please xxxx

Daryl said...

Ah .. how perfect is this music with these words? Totally. Completely.

Pouty Lips said...

I'm in line with Shadow - I get it too! (Hugs)

Anonymous said...

I've never been to either, but I found love in DC (which I'm pretty sure isn't allowed either).

I really need to travel a bit more.

Mama Zen said...

I firmly advocate shoving such an unworthy lover INTO the gap!

Fireblossom said...

oooh, Italy! It's on my bucket list, Kay!


*smax forehead* Scarlet, thanks for reminding me! Er...why WHAT never happened??? ;-)

Darn right, PG. ;-)

Twin! Let's have fish n chips, my treat!

Yeah, Deb, it kinda was.

Mais naturellement, Shadow!

"Mind the gap" means watch your step boarding or getting off the train cos there is a gap between the train and the platform, G-Man. ;-)

K, London wasn't all bad for me by any means. After all, I got to have dinner with its leading light, poet Kelly Dickson!

Now I'm curious what song was playing when you visited, Daryl!

Lining up behind the talented Miss Shadow is never a bad idea, Pouty!

It's allowed, K, but it has to move through subcommitee first! ;-)

LMAO, I agree, MZ! *puts on my special shoving gloves*

A Lady's Life said...

Ahhh I love technology.
Won't go anywhere without my Tom Tom. lol

Jannie Funster said...

My heart is still somewhere in Paddington Station.