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 Ben Adams
 Ben Adams
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Ben Adams is a writer, poet, servo-clerk and voicer of opinions both sophical & philosophical. History & English major with a part-done PhD on...read more the work of Charles Bukowski. In short, a walking cliché. A feminist and postmodern humanist, he comes from Adelaide, South Australia, which Salman Rushdie once described as a sleepy conservative town (of 1.2 million) and “ideal setting for a Stephen King novel, or horror film.” Much preferring the work of Stephen King to that of Mr Rushdie, Ben takes this as a compliment. A fan of both cynical disgust and idealistic nostalgia, a few of his other favorite things include coffee, trains, Mexican food and the music of Bruce Springsteen.
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each night I hear

the music rooms of that lost city

and picture you

among the palaces of Montezuma

or something close enough


just a thought, a touch

of that Mexican restaurant we made our


cheap sangria by the full carafe


a walk along the pier

and two black coffees

to finish things


a conversation that no longer has

any relevance


and I think of a requiem

of Spanish horses

the last tram



and your hand in mine


this scrap of paper scribbled with thoughts

that once meant something

blown off

and up

by late night traffic

on the long walk home



  18 months ago · in response to Dan Jacoby

    Thanks Dan, glad it struck a chord.
  18 months ago
brings back strong memories

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