Posted by: David Harley | April 5, 2013

Famous for five minutes…

…not very famous
but actually for more than five minutes

I played on one or two albums
sold a few tapes and some verse
then interred myself among my domestic responsibilities

now I emerge blinking
into the lights of the West End
wander ghostlike among the ruins of the London folk scene

nursing a point like I used to nurse my guitar
I sit in an upstairs clubroom
waiting for the first couple to walk in
and say to each other

‘Oh look, we’re the first here…’

A version of this was first published in Vertical Images No. 10, ISSN 0269 0063, 1995. Copyright David Harley.

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