Launch

She says, I delay things by looking for what tomorrow brings and wondering if the grass is greener, I’ve seen her watching me while waiting to see what happens next…

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Foxholes

It’s about the letter making something worse or something better, laughter turn to slaughter to daughter one letter more to slaughters daughters. It sorts nothing neither boys nor men ink to pen then when then when? I am dabbling in some artistry where wizardry holds fast to passing stars strangers arriving in faster cars and…

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Firing blanks

Empty words on an empty page and emptiness cannot hold rage, no passion there for me nothing to scare me just the emptiness of an empty page. I’m the actor on a sawbuck stage with no audience coincidence? I think not so…

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The Prez

Seventeen fifty two point four ‘more than radio’ spin the dial Sax’ and Lester with a young man’s smile I listen in to ‘all that Jaz’…

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Precise movements

And the winner is probably the last one standing but I’m standing in for a friend who doesn’t want to be in at the end. It’s a tad non-specific though this mid-Atlantic accent works terrifically for me she likes the fire to be put out by her ocean…

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East Sussex

Never been to Camber or walked along its sands and never been to Rye I don’t know why. Places always places those I haven’t been but seen them in a thousand lights each in a nightly dream…

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Sleepwalkers

..and the moment went as the thought tailed off into a distance which I couldn’t see, but I saw the sun shaking shadows to waken the hedgerows where the blackbirds flew into the light. Echoes linger on long after the real voices have gone, as images ripple in the flowing of streams so shall I flow…

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Drugzzzz

So, you want to try amphetamine? methylated Ketamine? have you seen the stat’s? that’s a bad movie in which to play a role. Give me acetylene to set fire to the dormant dream, let’s wake the sleeping there’s not much point in them keeping their eyes closed when they never see anything anyway. I’ve seen…

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When the penny drops

Anti matter doesn’t matter when you find the hammer to shatter through the ties that bound you I found you bleeding on the cold stone floor kissing concrete. The street’s a canny place for canny lads tightly wound there on the ground there are the ruined the ill of mind the users prostitutes and their…

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Drury Lane

In the clearance store what we wore was a change of appearance, when or if the mask slips away we buy another one direct from ebay everyone is living the dream. Down at the pawn shop we pop the gold in until we get paid and eventually get old still popping the gold, It’s the…

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Blue notes

About that time or slightly before or it could have been later when she came through the door and the radio was playing some tune from Berlin, an orchestra special, what a way to begin. I could hear her words but her eyes said much more although that could have been later when she came through…

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Green belt

Open spaces too in London, some call it a drop in a pop in a zoo and it’s two by two how do you do? thanks for asking how are you? all meaningless because no one gives a flying fish. I could be tripping through the pages of a glossy magazine, anything’s possible when you’ve…

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Slow charge

It’s getting late but that’s already happened. So the lights blew the fuse we had to use candles flickering dancing and we got our chance in the night. If there’s a key or a lock we can see or an opening to crawl through wouldn’t we do it? crawl our lives through it? but it’s…

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Cylinders

It was sometime last century the last time she mentioned me the first time I met her back then. Time travel seemingly impossible but the possible always is…

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Glass

leaking pearl ear rings shining she sings of glass. In the images mirrored she has borrowed a lifetime and more conductors who then wrote and loaned her the score tampering with time she learns how to mime the words, vocal chords shot by the distill of a thousand and one mountain men high on the…

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Views from the back end of beyond

No body language no eye contact to distract me it’s like being a monk In an abandoned monastery, with just a book to comfort me I sit silently and sift through the thoughts on these pages in front of me. I connect with introspection which is heading in the same direction and fall into the…

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Wrecked

I am but the hostage to natural wastage postage unpaid. The committee takes pity and loans me the time, ten days to pay or double the fine, nothing comes free. I’d wager that Dillinger didn’t see it that way. Al and Salvatore big back in the day I bet they didn’t see it that way…

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Untitled because I like it that way

We got wired to the generator a diesel powered defibrillator it was orgasms on an escalator as we all plugged in. I wanted gold but just got old, the man with the frankincense fared no better than I…

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Egg and beans

It was like seeing Schwarzenegger, but a bigger version in an ill fitting suit. I only wanted cough drops for a ticklish throat she said, get your coat we’re going out for a bite to eat. The waiter and that’s who looked like Schwarzenegger took our orders as if we were generals and he was…

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Subsequently zero

  Sweating it but betting you ain’t getting it.   I make a raid on the TV She watches me intervenes to drain me of vitality   I don’t really mind.   But I am a dinosaur from some time before equality when women wore the dress   guess I’m getting old but I ain’t…

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