Dear Mum,

Just thought I’d drop you a note
how’s it going where you are?
are the seagulls well?

Things are fine, so definitely, don’t worry
I’ve met some lovely people –
the barman, at my local…

I’ve had a couple of jobs.
They haven’t quite worked out.
But there’s lots to see
and lots to do
so I’m keeping busy looking round

Everything seems bigger here
there’s even a street, called ‘high’.
They’ve build a kind of cathedral
with frozen people and hoards of crowds.

There are temples to Athena
and Nike
and – Topshop.

Everything costs money
but I’ve got what I got
before I got my papers

Better go, it’s getting late
the shops are closing soon I think
at 5 or 6, or maybe 8.

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Venus Papers Blog

May 23, 2011

On June 3rd, I’ll be performing ‘The Venus Papers’ for Derby Live, with some particularly lovely people.

To provide more information we’ve set up the following spangly with newness blog….

http://www.venuspapers.wordpress.com

There are pictures and thoughts, on everything from the show, to my dentist.

Final Draft: News 24

May 22, 2011

I’m making tea

in the cup from my mother

as news of the wedding

is filling the sink:

Kate and Wills

have been photographed

near the abbey

2 million people

are expected to tune in.

I’m putting on my makeup
in the white plastic mirror

And Burger King are offering

free onion rings

And Cameran says

we can all have street parties

and ignore the laws
just listen to him.

As I’m packing

my bag and looking

for my wallet

50% on DLA

are now well enough
to work.

As I’m leaving my flat

and turning off the telly

The gallery

on Granby Street

has reopened as a pound shop.

As I’m walking down the street

and passing the bunting

The library

on Belvoir street

has been shut down.

The health centre
has lost half it’s workers

And all new appointments
are frozen for now.

And Cameron says
we can all have street parties
and ignore the laws
because he is primeminister.

And Cameron says

we can all eat jelly.

And there are flowers

and a dress

and a souvenir tin.

third draft

May 22, 2011

I’m making tea
by the white plastic mirror
as news of the wedding
is filling the sink:

Kate and Wills
have been photographed
near the abbey

2 million people
are expected to tune in.

And Burger King are offering
free onion rings
in celebration.

And Cameran says
we can all have street parties
and ignore the laws

as I’m packing
my bag and looking
for my wallet

50% on DLA
are well enough to work.

As I’m leaving my flat
and turning off the telly

the gallery
on Granby Street
has reopened as a pound shop

as I’m walking down the street
and passing the bunting

the library
on Belvoir street
has been ‘amalgamated’.

And the NHS
is being cut
and fragmented.

And the Surestart nurseries
are closing their doors.

And Cameron says
we can all eat jelly.

And there are flowers
and a dress
and a souvenir stall.

second draft

May 22, 2011

Kate and Wills
have been spotted leaving
for their final rehearsal

speculation continues
about the wedding vows
and the rings

and the house of Windsor
has withdrawn an invitation

and 2 million people
are expected to tune in

and Burger King are offering
free onion rings
in celebration

and Cameron says
we can all have Street Parties
and ignore the laws
it’s up to him

and the gallery
on Granby Street
is a pound shop

and the library
on Belvoir Street
has been amalgamated.