Forward Rewind – A Poem by J H Martin

I check out of time
And watch her go down

Down past the dream
Of my relapse retreating

Down past the boards
Of my damned arrogance

And on to the nails
That slash rip and pierce

The landlord and ‘lady’
The fights and the screams
The Hibs boys and ‘Lucky’
The needles and pills

Twenty four seven

The bang bang bang
On the beds walls and doors…


Forward Rewind – a new long poem by J H Martin, author of Three Steps, which is available to read, download, and share for free by following the link below.

An earlier and shorter version of the poem first appeared in Edge of Humanity Magazine.


Forward Rewind – Free Download