In Wet Chaos of Shinjuku

Text and photography by Patrick La Roque

"Piss off!" he says "We're not here for that...we're not here for that!"
Hollering prince hustlers of black phantom clouds & alleys
We're here to drown man
We're here to wallow & thrust in technicolor lightning neon
Watch compressed masses assemble, watch arcade dramas unfold
Watch & watch & watch some more.
Three piece suit throwing up on pavement shoes   heretic friend laughing his ass off
Hands on fire in a hallowed rain
Pouring
Wild & unstable as dynamite.

We want long legs around our necks
Trapped in the 50mm eye
Of sunless days & immaculate shut downs.

Drenched maniacs fighting off furies
To rise
& rise & ride
In wet chaos
Of Shinjuku.


Patrick La Roque

laROQUE, 311 Lorncliff, Otterburn Park, Canada