Granny’s place

She lived by the mountain on the far edge of the world which was where all the old people were sent and spent here her days doing things in those old lady ways, you know, primly and properly and she made me lilac tea on the days that I visited…

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In two minds

At your last dying breath the final thing is to think of life and not death, it’s only a shift to another view to another you on some other plane we all have to end to live again, the final thing is to think about life…

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Cards marked

So what’s it going to be? harmony or mutiny when you’re disputing me? trying to see both sides of an argument hurts when it’s my neck that gets twisted and not my words. the sub plot being you hold the aces but I got the deck…

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Feeding popcorn to the dinosaurs

We may as well do it, give them a treat, throw them a bone let them eat something sweet. I used to think they’d all gone became extinct after the meteorite bomb how wrong was I? everywhere we look there’s diplodocus eyeing us, (is the plural of diplodocus, diplodocii?) if not, why? Pterodactyls shit on…

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Chips

cholesterol high imperfect potato slices, an acronym guaranteed to not get you slim but real chips are in my vocabulary…

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Adequate etiquette

We’re not supposed to say that you can’t do a thing today because they say, that it’s not politically correct I do it anyway and every which or other way just to stick two fingers to the man who thinks that he can tell me how to go about the business of my life. I…

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Kentucky rifle

It’s always about the biblical names like Peter and Simon, Ezekiel and James, always about the names in that book. What about Boone? oh yes Daniel, another biblical. (even the Devil gets a mention in detention)…

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Backfire

can’t find the right stimulation to escape from this tense situation, reputation precedes me leads me into a stalemate. they’ll over state the case just to put me in my place or to keep me deep in sleep which is how they’d like to sweep me underneath. but hells teeth and chicken feed I no…

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The selection

There are good ‘uns and bad ‘uns some grizzled like Adams, others as smooth as silk. Walk with the wild one who they have a file on and always be the child that you left in your youth. Time takes a mile as you take every minute and at the end of the day you…

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Learning to crawl

That first step is the hardest, it’s the abstract that counteracts reality, your ideas of real are really not mine, mine are the flip chart the start of the rainbow the unicorn and her dancing show the things we feel what can you disprove? remove me from the equation and what have you got? straight…

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Trading up

Well we’re all still breathing, still underwater believing that we’re walking in the clouds. How’s it feel ‘me ol’ china’ to line ya pockets with the thirty pieces? You can pick a tree, any tree the rope comes free see? all’s well wherein we dwell and we’re still breathing but it’s nitrous oxide on the…

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Out there

I used to be one by a name, but I don’t remember it now, it was something left behind me and I can’t decide on how it happened to me but I live with what is left of me. What if there had to be what if there was what if becoming becomes what’s because? Sometimes…

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Rituals

Ask me about the exorcism the dismissal of demons the Catechism or Catholicism and I’ve got reasons as to why I can’t reply to you. Artificial intelligence? they’re only machines and we become fuel for the pipe dreams. But detachment becomes apparent and the more we’re alone the more apparent it will become until we’re…

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Formica forever

First things first because that’s how I rolled. I don’t like new things and I don’t like what tomorrow brings. I don’t like new people, I like old. I like people who are stitched up with some history, sewn into stories they’ve been told and held together with Sellotape smelling of ‘Wintergreen’ I’ve seen new…

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City sights

‘Spare some change, can you spare a copper or two for a tea, can you? the streets are full the beggars with their operas pull the punters in. They’ll wear away the pavements if they stay much longer. these are the new age living monuments to the times in which we live and so we…

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Discs

First the tap, tap, tapping then the violins cuts in the piano starts laughing and the keys begin let’s play. Music for the tired and music for the strong, for the song that carries on long after the sounds have gone let’s play…

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The ladies walk

A Victorian throwback that ran alongside the old track with the river to the right of the path. Signs of a youth that has passed unlike the rushing of the river which will always last. I spent many hours some happy some not fishing here by the Lune where the tide came in and the…

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Locked

Does anyone think this is easy? can anyone else sense the fear? is there someone out there who can lend me a hand and get me the hell out of here?…

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Unresponsive to external stimuli

Coated with non-stick but they still want to touch me did I not say I was sick? go away don’t let the light in to disturb what the night has in store. Morning fucks it up for me, what with the birds singing while I’m clinging on to my sanity. I touch type too much…

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