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Paul Ryan Three imaginary boys

oil on linen

138 x 153 cm

walk across the dirt road
in the footsteps of my shadow
see the light
no ones home
in amongst the boys
stare at nothing
the falcon moves
yeah the boys
yeah the boys
scared of what the morning brings
waiting for tomorrow
for my dole cheque
the dole cheque never comes
deep inside the empty feeling
once the drugs have faded
three imaginary boys

(A bastardised version of The Cure’s ‘Three imaginary boys’)

Paul Ryan, 2020