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Occupied, What The Penny Witnessed

Matthew Lee Knowles
November 2009 - February 2010
His memory's clouded he keeps any lies
For only full of invention; attention
But Resistance is a collaboration nation
If there's in tandem, running his space
d’you? . all those? , aggrieved, against

They just. assistants. They '' . dear, they don't

s'pose the _ ? . number six. , . , .... cos I counted ' . Five

hide. Particularly when easy to believe

tell. See - . breathe. __ , then, didn't ? , You see -

Majesty's . . that line. the next. , natural You're

Unit, fourteenth . ! . Then _ . "At this .... I'm landed ....

nothing. Whichever , two, , , .

end? you there, .... who'll Eh? Well,

going . So , is , thought. you . shouldn't the

rise to the _. it doesn't , That's what ,

one must hard. And now

with , . a war . : shine. , , . you are, , experience . rot. : the worst

the uninvited Fixed. . -- changed. . . it out , chop 'n . You

they have, . uninvited, . ends up , _ Can't he seems

mouth !' face, . .... ' year.' ' , over. 'Sorry, think
resolution. here nor . door to . mother-tongue?

wears self-love. . character . but something _ . desire, this , secondary. me.

it so ? supposed . mention it; - her. but , some

brother? ?' pick said, ' ? brotherly . ' brought

the . seat . Still, decided used

lift-off .... . bring .... Bless before spring .... stamp

you - ? Thought you . , mattress. You ? room. ? room. , brings out Say

sunshine, . simply . you couldn't The street. One

home. much to imagine The made . bakery,

thrill . dark-room? , . case, two . naked body, materialising it? Everything like .

hill. me down, your seed ?

people are . know, that's in trouble.

a public , - - What the penny witnessed

Something , , planning - . diversion! , any way - knowing where

left , , , . if . I never . my . what's . , meanly unrolling . The rather ,

of it .' clatter of . , ' I was particular.' , Not wanting - , said, ' , , my thoughts, journey. The cottage shrank
the same . moment . message, . you in ?' . his fiery . ' , a family. . home come seemed was a didn't service, that Purpose,

A happening , stole . . . . existence .... more, , every . asleep. they'd a . people , . feed is, the it, the, knows part, dreams preoccupied chose
her mother. Steel appears , appears much in and out .

Left, right. . . demanding. Left, right, . having their . virile. .

shop window . . enough by modern . say, it doesn't . shows,

Squashed upon, all aside

who I am? wouldn't pose before ? locking me in the

Insight? .... ? ahead - . . All , knowing what

I wouldn't . wouldn't be . if you weren't

meant? big feast .... I've been

surrender. .... . soul-mates, weakness. : Snatch victory

What if he , ? thing; I don't . ? (insert name) My ,

When . Blossom-time, net flower-girl

flaunt - , . don't you . , too. A . these hit-and-run . more permanent

Small A-shoo! ! slime Ringa-ringa-roses

the . factor, the square , multiply by ,

power. power , watch them . up feeling . Thirty little pleasure

grown-ups , longer , , could , , salt , . the map , , , in to , outer . where, , _ salute you, at you
while . letting , , , new and , , family, brute , anywhere , it all . playtime

my choice , ? Breeding . : proud . person , you

I . . to . happened without . an act . , be safe. , those days. weren't ? nothing.

the mistake . it is to make . you've cracked him

I felt . . Much , , test. Well setting out : , got . eyed . on

payments, ? policy, thing? Pursued

my way , ' , , 'The Art , ' .shower ,

change ? ? one's toes .... , courting,

dreaming, - - - - not true, pretend

yourself. Take . , . spoiling her, , moment my back

holding ) envelope firecracker; (insert name) and faster.

what else can ? - married. Oh, , it. I've known

take , two arms , . defends himself arm

not . bless , in before I
what, catching . Passing the bird, make my living,

you find - ' '? forces, plan , ?.... military campaign.

twitches . an umbrella , the only ?' .... the platform. ' it hits

these , . competition. , . wants is . But times , nearest pub. knows what's

current, of out-of-date ; little : holding onto , as I make. . owned the , no,

respected. you'll _. you're . a uniform - perspective.

Someone has . dismissive wave ) getting through.

thinking _ . lucky, board. . , whatever means

would play , . guessing . pieces .

me, patiently, , space. One a limbo with these :

I was .... me, that .... , - . moved to . my everything and .... not ; , even a week

the prelude . . Emergency. ask my ,

mine. what they're . , Emergency . , committee in

dream , . Steel? .... , . comes. _, bide their . That's how

bird , . , . coming, ? . uncertain sleepers, well , a job

That's natural. who they , . straightforward. The
knowing _ . know the . : knew the . , scared, but

those - answers, - , , their questions

away. probably your , That's what ,

be? inertia, the . slackening off, credence it deserves, not going

me for , , , . moment. ? ... life, filled - secret

desires, must __. .... man's private , very thoughts.

So much - - him give himself , .... knew, of .

one - must . -- stretch of sinew - - war, the

be just , . never : But - why ? at the steel

one up, . act of losing. - see ,

nothing , ? about, ? . He he's infallible, bother they're

spill . infallibility, lusting after, .... , just be infallible, pronouncements,

everyone else. ! talking through tap? ... Today I'm

days, . not . well, ; Infallible, . mine .... , our heads .... , again, each

to think . don't tell , we better myself?

part of , when we , you, then -
can't oblige. then you'd . . more like the appeal

again. . person, , never , But there. off , understandable. to from I recall -- than the

feel like - . . something - ; anything.

year. know how someone . way out - you've

to the top; .' myself, 'I'm three stairs at home

those , , ahead , last I , mis-matching , continued , slept , again, tried to , contrast, . with , slow. Mine trying to thought)

crucial moment, father always choice. If

All . not learn ? , . it's going . - I'm under

something .... . along with being , cards.

man ? I've ? _ , soul . ? descended, taking , bear to . him , sailing . then thought curly . what see me times,

unofficial needs - learned to whole lot

get my . be introduced . skipping-rope, didn't ? Anyway we got

to . labour , , before? ... children ahead - wonder? up with . a sentry, Dom-Dom,

I wasn't . , wanted . , well, . . stood . . significance, my . Now . a house . the underground have one it. I to

a - . something , ? - , your . .... them . do. . gone . was worked , . their . , know , ; looking your , show , think . . turned .... survive . theirs ,
jungle, , a collected escort special from Palestine. steer, with a . That their early , shoots against work

gunned , ... be , : , ; by, , keep your , you . that suits , . they ; whatever , defences,
the gleam ...." Father says , what will happen

telly ." Later it's , and the before ,

out, don't ?" at the , the same , . , cos be us

word . . word, - place, was yourself

vastness , . growing and growing. earth - I'd

being done . here that ; neither side .... tinier and,

my , , anything _ .... , label. For . , voluntary , . own, a way ? sake, all those unbearably

dry . indifferent will keep . , . time would know ? they came? too - . could days. from wondered happened

eyes. ; mother which , and , had . made , hacked to , song night, , played, refugee . ,
Different , a , . ? They . , _ own, .... , so. ; alive , do --- . books. voices, voices jar

Laser . . (Indicating ; window, , in . . disciples --- ? principle --- , the . saw , do morning people

that ? unto . : ? leaving daddy , ; baby , silent, Clean . gleaming
glances ; , ? along , gone , ? she? (insert name) , ? up .

him .... words seem , gets lost - can't happen,

justice in geography? fly in . miles away

Never . you are , . while it .... , Even our ,

yourself .... fathers , any way , tiptoe , , , matter that

Practice . your hole pokey-face

ticking away . it's like , having at now.

better . often . I always me. There'd sense

moment . stopped them . Remember? (MIMES) " them;

showed . (kiss someone) You, my dream

His memory's clouded he keeps any lies

For only full of invention; attention

But Resistance is a collaboration nation

If there's in tandem, running his space

Even if they they lead there behind

I mean there the with is still king
How , . he learns audience, author characters true

Overhead, . of steel, . way:

we're . , . and . ; and . served , countries, , nothing . better . they go ... who

alone? feel, how , that, because ....

at . ? sort , out . . what? - room for

the , . part of me , ; style, to .