Goodbye rebel, friend of my youth, you touched my beating heart!

In the circle of fire, he came forth now, a motif of youthful rebellion. We remember together a time of music and knowing attraction.

A smile,

A wink,

The water guns, both soaked to the skin. A Touring van was warm, your test cassette of Metallica on your Ghetto Blaster.

Outside the Whisky A Go Go he circled round me.

Slowly dancing and singing,

“Me and Mrs. Jones we got a thing going on”

I walked around him following round his circle and embarrassed boldly declaring.

Two punk friends a guy who plays the drums a girl who writes for a fanzine.

Who else observed this friendship?

And this continues still from the start.

The good feeling of being desired innocence and fun.

I will always remember you this way.

– Poems about punk friends by Hudley Flipside

Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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