Picking at peas

I don’t know about Monsanto, but they do grow things in an awkward style or maybe it’s just the farmers and tractors that attract me. Maybe I’m not modified though God knows I have tried perhaps it’s the rut that I’m in. sex always creeps in, I still don’t know about Monsanto…

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Night fall

The road to Wigan pier, still here? I guess so. but moving on as we all must do even if it’s just to muddle through. The rich and the famous the notorious and the nameless have it made, it’s all laid out for them and so can we if we’re allowed to be free. Be…

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The sweep hand

Why is it taking so long what has time done and is anything wrong? Relative, they say and time stands still like when I look at you and your eyes, stunned, I am mesmerised. I think that’s the fixed point in space somewhere between now and your face. and no one needs to tell the…

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Four cents on the dollar

Haggard and worn, was your heart ripped out or merely torn, dude, did you wish that you’d never been, but were born? Tanks on the streets (they’re coming) food banks, and who’s running them? We’ll kneel and say a prayer thankful to a God that we’re not quite there, and there is just around the…

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Reset

Can someone please switch Monday off, it hurts my eyes…

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Strange tales

Oddly enough she leveled with me saying, what you’ll get is more than you see, so I put on my glasses just in case in time to see that look on her face and even then quite oddly she looked more Godly than Goddess…

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Sunday Union

Can you hear them? singing hymns for salvation using the psalms for forgiveness, Westminster gives less takes more what the hell do we need these freeloaders for? to govern us? they can look after themselves but not the country, we’re going down the pan and to a man we are all complicit in our downfall…

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Corporate lies

Global? we are not, we are and always have been Tribal, it’s in the DNA holstered as a memory…

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That’s all folks

Anyway it is now Sunday and I’m not selling Amway ( anyone remember them?) It’s time to sleep, said Ted, who keeps a glass eye on me, I agree almost but not quite totally, his other glass eye gives me the, see you later look…

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Capital

Everything is free until they come for you as they came for me, see, the biggest scam they ever worked was fooling us into working, a bit of Penn and Teller? no they’re the good guys they only fool your eyes not your hopes. And I am not sinking I’m just floating underwater…

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Presto

Do some magic trick my eyes, is that rabbit real? She disappears only to reappear at the back of my puzzled mind…

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Seen it

When they unpicked the factories and knitted them into a bygone era the nearer we came to the end, but you can visit ‘realistic’ industrial sites relive all the night shifts at time and a half for a small fee. Now there’s high tec’, high spec’ don’t break your bloody neck in the rush. ..and…

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Coming of age

What Captains? what industry? We make little for the few and the few who do are invariably self-employed making little, the industry has gone for you, for me and as the silent shells of men file past the factory gates into the dim and distant, the bells toll mournfully The Captains, slipped away with enough…

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Going on

Sooner or later, why wait a moment longer? time is short, and yet we’re caught between the sleep and the dream. Tired of trying, but too much life to start dying and so sooner or later…

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Sadness

You are sat watching the Sun set and you start to feel weepy wishing he’d sweep you off your feet like before, Alas the door has been closed no more episodes to come so you sit watching the Sun set…

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Bombs by Jager..

Never been one of the elite, never been in a clique, often direct although sometimes oblique I have never been one of the elite. So when one of those factions decide to take action against the privileged, they can drop me from the equation. Sunday night? that’s right, it’s back to the mill come the…

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Coshh

Switch it off and switch it back on, life is chemical distortions and they won’t last too long. How long can long be? someone asked me as if I knew, but I said, nothing’s as tidy and nothing so sweet as short is and neat which is too short to be long, I hope that…

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Bliss

There is nothing that really scares you when the monster lives inside you and eviction’s not an option power’s a trip when it has you in its grip, the problems come when it won’t let go. Have you ever sat in front of the TV and someone asks, “What are you watching?” and you reply,…

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