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Luke Wright: Fringe Poesy 3

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Luke Wright

Fringe favourite Luke Wright entertains you, the ThreeWeeks reader, with a weekly poem for Festival 2013. Enjoy the third and final one here, then catch Luke’s show ‘Essex Lion’ at Assembly George Square.

Fringe Drinking Poem
Week Three, we’ve been expecting you
come in old gal, pull up a pew
there’s not a lot else we can do
but drink through this.

So raise your cups to Tarmac skies
to tenements where nothing dries
to wacky faces, dead fish eyes
two stars, The List.

to punchlines told a hundred times
to dance routines and witty rhymes
we hoped would move the hearts and minds
of paying crowds.

to all the pints in pop-up bars
the side streets where we left our cars
to craggy cabbies, Oxbridge Yahs
braying and loud.

Neck your suds to wishing dead
the famous with their two page spreads
to sharing rooms and sharing beds
and fluids too.

to bodies strewn throughout the flat
full Scottish down the City Caff
producers hunched up over stats
the ballyhoo.

of Royal Mile flyer sluts
the blind hope of the half-price hut
the shows that get you in the gut
and hurt for years.

the skyline made of smashed meringue
the homesick heart’s Byzantine pang
the tears, the laughs, the whole she-bang!
Drink up now, cheers!

LINKS: www.lukewright.co.uk

Photo: Rich Dyson