Autumn 2012


In His Time

Never made it to the shows at Bonds,
but was I even in NYC in the spring of ’81?

Never slept on Damien Hirst’s houseboat.
Never took to heart what Lorca wrote.

Never sat round a Glastonbury campfire.
Never drank champagne with Joe Strummer.

Who else could confuse Johnny Cash with a song?
Or prefer busking over a stadium?

Saw him once on local TV
describe the band’s music with a sudden scream.

Joe wanted the fame but not the dough.
When his time was up he had to go. 

RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN





 

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"Walk on the Wild Side" by Joe Strummer. Video by Joly MacFie.