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Artwork & Writings of John William Brown
Painter, Poet, Dramatist and Performer


Friday, 20 July 2012

ITALIAN JAYA







































i think of you then
much younger than i
and my heavy twenty-nine

i think of you then
when i walked you to work
through the streets of worn camden town

i think of you then
of your walking away
from my solitary street corner shadow


i think of you then
and the limp that you gained
from your failed suicide so well planned

i think of you then
overdosed on pills
and the thoughts that no-one would know

i think of you then
within your dark wood
cheated beneath your death-tree


i think of you then
in a council flat room
your smile you're walking towards me

i think of you then
and your joyful despair
in that seed of love that you gave me

i think of you then
with your mouth full and waiting
to harvest my secret desires


Poem "Italian Jaya" jwb 18 Sept-03 Oct 2010
Pen & ink illustration "Nude - after Modigliani" 13 July 2012

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