Night Shift Away From Love

factory love
five minutes til the
night shift begins,
five minutes before I have to
try to switch off the
part of my mind that’s
inhabited by you
and switch on the part that
forces me to pretend and
keeps the cogs turning for
the corporate machine but
for once this distraction is
healthy cos the thought of
you is burning me so
I’m willing to embrace the
man pissing on me to
keep down the flames of the
fire you set in my soul with
all your words and expressions
and perilous beauty.

– Lennie Bezwik


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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

2 responses to “Night Shift Away From Love”

  1. irisoniris says :

    Another gem. Intoxicating, raging flow. Solid imagery. Complex and well-delivered content. I am a fan.

  2. Chagall says :

    I totally agree with irisoniris. Image, rhythm, and sound, move this one solidly along. —Chagall

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