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Stiff Little Fingers / 27 July 2014

Stiff Little Fingers album sleeve

Alternative Booster! Image by Robman94 [CC BY-SA 3.0]

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Here is a limp (biskit) attempt to turn my (non comfortably) numb fingers and arms every morning into poetry as I had a weird dream that I could not shake out the numbness to pins and needles (paraesthesia) and wake up thinking of a punk band!

Now I'm dreaming of them
My fingers paralysed
One white one grey one skeletal
My paranoia's infiltrated my sleep
Only they won't straighten
They stay stiff
They won't loosen
But eventually I wake up
Uncomfortably numb fingers
Shaking (Stevens) motion into parasethesia
And I can't wait for my Alternative Ulster
I mean alternative booster
Kelp
I need somebody
Kelp not just anybody
I need acupuncture NOW!