I wonder about Ken

  She ties her curls in plastic swirls and goes off to the gym’ and him, sat there like a labrador, she, thinks him, just a bore and looks for something better someone more than Ken. But Ken is worldly-wise and understands her torments understands the lies, knows that when she ties her hair in…

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Blips

  Rain, thinking it signifies the end of the Summer, I root out my galoshes, my raincoat  and sou’ wester one time a Beau Geste in the hot sand, but now best to take a hold of your cool hand and go splishing and sploshing and maybe some splashing as well. Autumn is upon me…

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Unfinished

  Standing in line and just a wait to be connected something feels fine so I guess I’ve been directed  to where the grass grows green to where I’m going to be living the dream and the operator says, in a moment I’ll be with you you’ve waited long enough to get what I’m going…

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Patches over the patches

What happens when ‘the lights go out and the clocks don’t chime’ Any other time we’d bury our heads in the sand and close our eyes, but surprise surprise this isn’t any other time it’s five minutes to midnight and if we don’t get it right now, how are we going to survive?…

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Scribbles #27

    I forgot, because I’m getting old and it’s getting harder to remember when forgetting is so easy,   where was I? oh yes, those days and I’m not sure anymore which days were the days but for the life of me, I can’t remember why.   So I wander through the landscape to…

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Sugar

    It’s just a programme setting that we’re set in, the scenes can change, the outcome, never…   ..and very clever   Basic.   what if…then.. ? Gosub 50.. that’s the default   language couldn’t be neater sweeter, can’t beat a bit of binary to add the graphics…

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Horseshoe corner and beyond

    The day came in and it was like bowling nine pins, we all went down to the market town, kids on a mission to have some fun.   Fred, the fruit and veg man who had just opened up his stall gave us all a Granny Smith’s, green and sweet and the fish…

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Divisions

    That cop on the beat dim down a dark street,   he’s too much a toratti, although sometimes he’ll pull on you a Marquez, smile and say, hey bud are you okay?   if you gotta meet the cop on the beat he’s the best you can hope for…

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Psalms on account

    Sunday for the churchgoer the sower of the seed I’m at home relaxing with everything I need.   In the flock, there’s always that one who tends to dawdle and to stray, leading poor old shep the sheepdog when it hides, to seek away.   And from the pew religion too, from the…

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Police.

    ‘Stop and search’   wonder if they’ll stop and help me to search for my lost youth?…

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Comments section

We can pick peonies until the cows come home. nothing can grow unless you first let it go, but there’s some have to hold on I think they’ve got gold on their minds. The forty-niners, now they were miners and some were minors who looked into mirrors and saw themselves growing old. The flowers look…

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Standoff

  I read to try and gain, nothing, nada, undefeated I read and read again, nothing, nada, this could go on forever, there’s a shed load of books and I have only two eyes to look within them and I ask you, is that fair? oh! you read and that leads me to the question,…

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Reference points

  After the shock wore off work wasn’t that bad, but still glad that it’s over for the day. It really didn’t feel like I’d been away and now that’s got me to wondering,. have i ? And I wonder why it has to be that when I get to wondering it always gets to…

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Dandelion tea

    Do you remember when you promised,   Dear God I’ll be very good if you make it the weekend now, and nothing happened, it was still Thursday?   well it never happened then and it doesn’t happen now…

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One in the magazine

    It’s when you’ve grown up on the romance of Al Capone and Sundance.   Tommy guns and the sixgun terrorism homespun,   the penny dreadful, oh how awful, we never thought them real…

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Houdini did it

    Molecules, those chains that run through your veins bind you just the same as the chains in your mind.   You choose to adjust to, but nobody likes you so why bother?   We’ve always been tied, whatever powers there’s been we know that they’ve always lied and we in our ignorance (which…

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Too much info

    They’ll educate you to extinction, somewhat like a mass migration or was I thinking ‘brain drain’   and then they’ll tell you no exceptions, but the richest can buy a few exemptions for their families and friends oh they say that education never ends but why begin? we won’t win unless we’ve friends…

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Zebedee

  Kids play tag with holograms and Gran’s in a world of her own the cat’s got bionic whiskers and the dog feels right at home, but he’s really in a flotation tank in the local cryogenic bank. Social interaction is a distraction that takes your mind away from the virtual world that surrounds you…

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Nights

Let me make it lighter, brighter, she held me tighter, I kept us in the dark…

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‘a golden age’

  what page is Boris on? more to the point from which book is he reading? The eye of the beholder lays bleeding, the socket, like his pocket is empty and that’s the same as the promises they make before they take everything away…

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