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A 1960’s Gritty Northern Drama ( Rebooted as “A 1960’s Northern Town” 11/07/2019 )

fading back the years,
to friday-paid dirt-nailed
stand-up straight-razor guys,
smoke-stenched beer-drenched,
immersed in Willy Dixon’s words
strung like wire
barbed across their hearts;
lost in deep resonances
of factory-line steamhammers
raw and edged
like John Lee Hooker’s
drunk on too much scotch
and too much weekend parfumerie,
unrequited by Howlin’Wolf’s
plaintive primordial lament
“won’t you come back to me?”
its timeless patina of weariness
covering the night that goes crashing,
its braggadocio getting swept aside;
the only consolation
is in the cold clear air
of sunday morning.

(Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work)