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Urban foxes are bolder than the urban junkie.
The urban fox will run across the growing headlights of a night-bus
and feast upon discarded chips in the street without shame of the scrutiny.
The urban junkie will skirt along the shadows of alley-mouths and squat doorways
and eat from your bins fearfully, with limbs that quiver from withdrawal and guilt.
That said, I’ve seen both pissing at the plinth of the Queen Victoria’s statue
and heard of both biting careless policemen.

There is a bouquet of stolen daffodils in my trousers pocket
Leaking from their stems and freezing my leg,
I can remember the where but
I can’t remember the why.
I have nobody to give them to
and each step I take
sheds a petal and splits the stems more and more.

On the night-bus, I stand to avoid breaking the daffodils.
Somebody in the rear of the double-decker is sick
and it trickles down, in a soupy stream,
every time the bus goes downhill.
I get off on Lewes Road and upend my wallet
on the counter of an all-night kebab-house
“I’ll have whatever I can afford, please.”
I’m given a styrofoam box with eight chicken nuggets,
a generous helping of garlic mayonnaise
and a detached and apathetic facial expression.

I get home,
put the daffodils in a Beck’s pint glass of water,
put on a Mike Leigh film, Life Goes On,
and fall asleep.
Something I wrote today, describing last night/this morning -
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Daffodils by ~The-Feral-Gentleman ( Suggested by futilitarian and Featured by Beccalicious )
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Writer
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lollirotcat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Writer
Love the imagery! ^_^
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice poem, like how it describes a night in the life of you.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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ChaoticPuffins Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love daffodils. I pictured every scenario of this in my head and kind of drifted into my own world. Thank you.
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laydeepunch Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
That's pretty much my friday night, every night. Except I'm in Bristol and those fucking foxes need to stop tearing the bloody bags in my wheelie bin. It's not my fault the council can't be arsed to take the garbage away when it's *gasp* more than five inches above the lid-line! Oh the joys of urban living.
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The-Feral-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have the exact same problem with sea gulls and Brighton & Hove council.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Perfling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow.. That was great. :) I was with you all the way through that.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the slice-of-life narration and the grimy atmosphere. :hug:
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