Liggers

It was too easy to accidentally
stand stock still in Blondie’s
unlocked dressing room
at a fleapit corporate gig –

their’s – another £100,000
act – should-be-has-beens
but always being better than me
by dint of being so old cool

and untouched by rushes
of lame fame-struck stuff
off us eighties peak-teen kids
Now dull mums and dads

we recall a loucheness
on Top-of-the-bloody-Pops
We ached for sex – not knowing
their’s was breathless lip-syncs

We predated MTV’s tape heads
and VHS and widths of Betamax
I saw her standing – she turned around –
Debbie’s lips still blew my mind

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