Glamor

Out-thought, outfought and out-gunned
Pinned down in a mental trench
With ammo running low
And the supply train backed up
Several miles away
Behind those hills

You’re knee deep in
The shit you’ve been spouting
And the shovel you hold is the
Only weapon you have to hand
So keep on digging
Deep, down

Where your mental fortitude meets
The furnace that has long since
Been abandoned
It’s no more than a hatstand my friend
You are just a pretty face
With all the lacquer run thin
And the wax weeping from the canvas

Plainer than the plains and planing down
The sand, taking a belt sander to that
Rusty old brain box and you’ll crack it open
To find you’re two screws short of a shed
And you’re the not the sharpest tool

Weave your glamor
Cast your wide net and hope they’re
Ensnared
Unaware and meeting what you’ve
Allowed to approach their eye

The ewe and I graze greedily
Munching, chomping down in the pasture
I take turns with the tern on my back
To guess why we graze
Yet the ewe that is you
Plaintively bleats back
I’ve heard that we follow the herd

When all that you’ve said
Cannot be done
When every river bed you’ve followed
Has run dry and the road has ran out
When you’ve exhausted all hope
And that body lies limp
Remember that you did the best with what you had
Which is more than many or most

Advertisements

Baltimore PD

Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B Weiss set to adapt highly rated HBO show The Wire into a new book. The paperback novel, Baltimore PD, will roughly follow the arc of the television show, with Benioff stating “me and the Weissmeister caught an episode here and there after the pub, it was on for so long and it was kinda hard to keep up but i think we got the gist. If we get bored or whatever then we’ll just make shit up. I’ve already got hold of a copy of The New England Thesaurus of Sexual Allusions”.

Weiss confirmed that Baltimore PD will take advantage of the lack of budgetary restraints necessitated by a novel and that the co writers will use the expansive format to really open up some of the character development, “we found that when we were sat about, surrounded by pizza boxes and empty tins of Stella, that some of the characters could really do with some alternative development. There was this guy, McNutty or something, he was just too intense for one character. So we’ve split him into 6. Three of these guys are triplets who all work for the homicide department, 2 of them are drunkard twins and the 6th one is a comic relief who pops up every other paragraph and mutters “the fuck’d i do?”.

Benioff conceded however that some fan favourites might struggle in the transition from stage to page “with all these extra McNutties wandering about there won’t be much room for Bunk” but added that “Kima will definitely feature at some point, even if it’s just for gratuitously detailed depictions of her sex life”. At time of print, neither co-author would confirm the rumour that Stringer Bell had been merged with Commissioner Burrell and that Jaime and Bronn would be running the Towers.