The travel log

Destination procrastination, Unplugged I shrug off daylight hours, though barely half awake I’m more than sound asleep. Talk’s cheap but costs the earth for those who silent since their birth can only sit and watch the world go by. But chit chat’s not all that for those unplugged, another shrug another hour can’t find the…

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Adam

Like a bedouin in the garden of Eden, roaming around with Eve and breeding. And sin waltzed on in. ‘hey take some of this’ Paddy tells me that the kiss of a sinner’s the same as that of the saint ‘cepting one’s very good and t’other one ain’t. To be sure the pure took a…

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Commuted

(20 minute poetry) Rush Rush pushed in and crushed in I’m standing no seats. It beats me every time I’m good I stand in line I queue It’s what polite people do, but these morons with blank looks don’t play fair. I care less about them than they care about me any fool can see…

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A mind in its own

Back in the home and I’m soaked through the skin to the bone, my teeth such as they are are by far the liveliest thing about me, chattering away as if this isn’t a krap day. She is there to take my chill and her will is stronger than mine. Once upon a very late…

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Intertwined with time

Life, we watch it, we grow, bodies once quick now slow and sometime home for the mildew, sometime the droppings of mice, sometimes the whispering of loved ones and that’s always nice. We live it, it gives us the opportunity to form friendships and be a part of life’s community. What is there not to…

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Natural wonders

Songbirds sing songs, from the branches of the trees in the sky across the seas they fly to bring music to my ears and tears to my eyes. Every stone I skim river I swim roads I walk words that I talk do not compare to the birds in the air in the trees across…

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Raising Cain

This is what it’s for and if it’s war, that of Megatons if bombing runs are measured that way in the rule of the old school tie Conservative party lie kind of way who I wonder are they in the pay of? Arms dealers Life stealers? Guns for money and isn’t it funny how politicians…

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Black Friday

Trip over the feet of the man at ‘Marks’, fast asleep in the doorway, a pretence of a lay-by on a street where the days fly away a cardboard canopy for cover, we don’t know how lucky we are. Familiar sounds of the family around me, turkey and the trimmings, brimming with joy toys for…

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Ego

I can see me in 3D, my eyes are a stereopticon my outside becomes the skeleton and I dissolve in the inside…

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Pop-up Christmas crackers

When I crack a smile the whole world breaks into laughter, the afternoon is the best time to wallop a punch line and grin as the grins begin getting wider and wider and the world is beside you and laughing along. I saw the night watchman a Scots man move on a tramp who then…

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Balance

In the bathroom, incense and oils, in the kitchen the kettle boils. I smell coffee she smells poetry…

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Dangerous times

When the talking is done When the shit hits the fan When the lights all go out. The strategy is to make us see our brothers as enemies, which frees the blame from the ones who start wars in my name. We collude with them by buying their lies by learning to despise, by seeing…

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March ’87

Eating at High-Tech Burrito just outside of Sausalito and enjoying the Californian air. Listening to the news about poor Dino as I sip a cappuccino, not a care in the world and the sky is oh so blue. That sounds heartless, but there’s nothing I can do ‘the boy’ is gone…

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The harvest

The stone against stone that grinds and is blown as grit upon the shore where the sea asks and gives more and the land takes and the grit makes… ..on the beach we teach our children how dangerous the sea is, how deep as if we knew and how do we keep our children safe?…

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Boys

We could have flipped a coin for it or see who could spit on an ant for it, but we fought for it and no one wins in an unfair fight, she was right we were just being stupid, ha and Cupid is so bright? I was never sure what ‘it’ was. but probably or…

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Elevenpence ha’penny

Redacted constricted contracted restricted. We are all being closed down it’s a drop out a cop out and we are the objective. We the collective disintegrate under the mighty weight of the state. Machinery? We are the cogs in obscenity but does it bother me? I am a tree growing wild and think I’m free…

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Push down and twist

Drugs that will keep you awake or make you sleep tight, drugs that will give you a hard on all night, drugs that will open the doors to illusion, drugs for confusion. Happy? take drugs Sad? take drugs. Let’s give a big cheer for the chemical freer. Drugs that will bind you, drugs that will…

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42% charged

You can read on it, feed on it but if that’s all it took we’d be fucked when the real thing comes a knocking. Live it, deliver and give it a go, it’s any which way if you know. I knew it years before the new age was twenty when I had plenty of time…

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Swiping on

Eventually, as the crow flies before everyone dies of boredom we’ll all get our skates on and take the lead in someone or others Facebook feed. I’m whistling Dixie hoping someone picks me. It’s not so bad being last in the queue, there’s no one behind you to stab you in the back. I see…

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Vitamin D

(20 minute poetry) You were never really a touchy freely kindhearted diet lite sort of person were you? A man who digested fat like it was fashion and that was the limit, the outer ridge was the fridge which you raided at midnight, getting tight on you, down out of sight and you believed it…

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