posted on November 24, 2009 at 7:10 am

summer wakes up like a hungover bitch in yer sleeping bag
the guys stand around arguing in the courtyard
the sun flays em alive
their voices ricochet round n round the concrete
syringes condoms and cigarette packets
beer bottles full of piss
the blocked drains
the buckling highway
the omnipresent weeds
everything has its price
somebodys gotta pay …will it be you…?
the fucking ants have had a population explosion
the males fly off into the gathering gloom
the pollution coats their wings in a smoggy film
a film about the heat n about the weeds n about the afternoon
some petty scandal
some lousy racket
some slut gives some creep a handjob out the back
the cops wait outside the bank
but the real criminals are inside of course
the kids text text text
i spit out phlegm
a car screeches away
the scab peels off
the taxis cruise up
where ya goin’…. ?….
nowhere….
i buy a limp damp sandwich
the lettuce is brown
the flowers start to die
their vase is filthy
the blue arsed flies zing about
the spider serves em up
my nails crack
the wood is full of anteaters
the albino axolotl belches out a worm
the machine has malfunctioned
the water is not potable
so we drink warm flat coke
so we smoke bee greyed dope
so we complain bitterly
so we drift amongst the lanes
so we call up the operator and postpone tomorrow
the yellow fingered waiter
the gnarled driver under the light
the unsealed section
the flats backing onto the park
the community hall with the art class nudes
the scouts smoking cigs in the dark
the billy-o
the get out
the get go
whose trying to gee me up now?
the arachnid fanged tangle webbed finger underlings
gasbag glass faced treated guitar floss gloss hash hiss bliss
we bang on
we hammer on
even as i hate it all
even as my feet burn in my shoes
and my night locks up hard
so what has changed
nothing
n
virtually everything
has

17 Responses to “lets finish the day we never started”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 24 November 2009 at 9:26 am #

    god, i had to scrape the sweat and grime off the monitor after i'd read this one…..phwaarr….

    love always…..

  2. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 November 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    no-one would know steve….
    tnhanks for putting yourself through it all.
    you DO make a difference to other people's lives.
    bless yer for it mate.

  3. avatar
    Richard | 24 November 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    the october christmas decorations
    the 48 mths of no interest (whatsoever)
    the ads for eco-friendly air cons

    the sick and tired

    …still, the axolotyl made me giggle

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    fucking hell – http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article53883.ece

  5. avatar
    Freddie | 24 November 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    This one is dreadfully gritty,
    chronically grimy
    and terminally bleak.
    Either you meant to do this
    or you're in one hell of a mood.
    😐

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    I had to boil my laptop..

  7. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 24 November 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Ants have complex social structures. The benevolent Creator in all his infinite wisdom ensured that even the tiniest creatures have their special niche in the grand scheme of the things.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    Anything to tell us about the new tracks being released along with Operetta, seeing as the CERN Large Hadron Collider has just started up again?

    Are we ever likely to hear more of 'Down to the Cardboard'? Or is it just a roach in the ashtray, long forgotten?

    Asking these questions cos I've just been visiting the 'El Momento…' CDs again, and there's a few songs on those albums that we've never heard as fleshed-out versions (although most of them sound just fine in the ambience of the sessions anyway).

    Also asking these questions cos there's probably a few other folk who'd like to know also….

  9. avatar
    kyle farley | 24 November 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    every day i make my way through the streets of this town, but the view is intensely magnified through an SK filter! Thanks for all you bring to the table!

  10. avatar
    princey | 24 November 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    Since you mentioned all those summertime insects, just letting you know I read there's going to be a "mozzie baby-boom" happening here in Victoria soon, oh no, and just in time when you boys are back in town! You better get Tiare to book you one of those cold, dark, windowless, air con rooms in the city, or else……….

  11. avatar
    Teenage wasteland | 24 November 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    That was the best God-damned motherfucking
    opening line I've read in my life!

    You may have shattered the romantic illusions
    of 'Stralya.

    Every life needs its cess pool…

  12. avatar
    cazziem | 24 November 2009 at 10:30 pm #

    Hell of a lot that sounds familiar in your blog today SK! I reckon there'll be a lot of followers reading this one and nodding every now again, and if I were to start writing which bits I can identify with, I'd probably just end up reiterating most of it back to you.

    I hate damp sandwiches and take the lettuce off anyway, but I'm guessing you removed the cucumber??

    Fantastic title btw.

  13. avatar
    PAGEY | 25 November 2009 at 4:27 am #

    i hate it when the best of plagues to control the population fizzle out, then we know that we are doomed to birth on into the real melting pot….we got to wait until the ice melts then the water can boil….the east winds wail up and the poles twitch at their time in the sun…

  14. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 25 November 2009 at 8:42 am #

    antz are so fucking cool, they have their own agenda, humans need to watch their step more often…
    Jonny

  15. avatar
    Saint Louie | 25 November 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    That sucks, warm sammich and sucky ass lettuce…bastards!

    Not here! It's Autumn/Wintertime over here in the midwest USofA…havin' me a nice warm turkey sammich, stuffin', green been casserole, sweet potatos, pumpkin pie, cold beer n wine, and ready to chow!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kraig

  16. avatar
    ASSMIDGET | 26 November 2009 at 12:01 am #

    I guess you made a wrong turn during the tour and stopped in my town.

  17. avatar
    Ant Farm | 26 November 2009 at 4:27 am #

    Talkin' bout Ants…check this out!

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120587095"
    target="_blank">www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120587095

    Can Ants Count? Do you believe everything you see and hear? The future may tell tell…


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