Out of the sun

When I want to get away from it all I just fade into my shadow on the garden wall and hang there, breathing deep as if I belong there. The ivy creeps up and grows on me. the breeze blows on me cooling me fooling me into thinking I can stay like this forever…

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Plotting an escape

Have you ever gone swimming with sharks boosted cars played fast and loose with the women or drank poison and asked for a refill? it only lasted forever until forever came over the hill and we found out that we were over the hill too. If age is just a number I am number fifteen…

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The agony aunt

…and when we’re broken, down and out, what then? ah, and they’ll tell you, build your walls back up again but citadels are made to fall so building walls is just a self fulfilling prophecy. Matching back the pieces patching up the cracks life is one big jigsaw but what helped me to see was…

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Church talk on the crystal set

they are passionate about what they believe in and sing hymns to the one up above all filled with that bushel of kindness and a nice healthy dollop of love. they talk of a life everlasting but like the toffee bar it’s just a swiz Fair play to religion for trying to make dying a…

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Light on the heavy duty

This mind I call my own slightly overgrown needs some tending and a bit of mending send in the crew who do what they do when they whittle away at dead wood. Speaking of Deadwood, the musical was dead good See what I mean about my mind? it functions okay but the junctions need clearing…

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That man again

Autonomy! and what would we do with it? The yoke, no joke if you’re under it and who do we blame for it who would we name and then shame for it for making a game of it? Run with self determination positively political and note the self in it, selfish init? what am I…

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‘Signal failure at Clapham Junction’

‘Reggie’ and the real desserts (remembering Leonard Rossiter) I wonder if urban decay is available on YouTube or Blu-Ray, I see you crumble and rearrange your molecules to reappear as something new as if the old was sucked right out of you and the designs of your history were altered and irrevocably so. But you…

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French toast

I need a shave but I might save that for later. Does anyone out there hear the ringing in my ears? When I closed my eyes and you couldn’t see me, when I was a baby it was simpler then. and now I’m swimming in a reservoir there and back to see how far I…

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How many makes a trillion?

The dog star far enough away so that when you wish it takes more than a day to reach it, but how far has a star got to be before you believe that wish from me? Only the fear that you’d break makes me hold back. There’s a lot of the broken the unspoken of people…

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Waiting for sunrise

I play Ludo but I haven’t a clue though about how the rules go. Mr’s Bun is from a happy family apparently there are families more than happy to put their faces on playing cards. The coffee kicks in my eyes start to pin and you think I’m high. There was no chemical element abused…

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Just scribbling

The trinket gurgled heading to the stream that babbled I dabbled a toe or two in as young boys do summer flew, outspread wings and the north brings winter I always knew it would end this way with ice on the window panes indoor parlour games and Gran on the accordion. (Trinket may be an…

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Pierced

I saw you in the distance and in an instance recognised the look that shone from yesterday deep within your eyes. if I dream it’s in technicolour…

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Wind chimes

To a greater or lesser degree we are all captive in our own world where we make the rules and yet abide by them only when it suits us. Nothing interferes within our spheres of influence but we are influenced too easily fall into the traps so greedily and are eaten by the giants that…

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Prep tool

What if we were not but if not who’s got the answer? Maybe we are not planetary, we could be an eyeball in the face of a giant, Monday and the questions begin Cheshire the cat gives a wink and I have to grin…

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Coffee time grumble

Well that went quickly wasn’t it? didn’t it? couldn’t fit the weekend in an egg tray? I wanted it got it used it up forget it. And now it’s now and not then until the weekend comes again…

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Medicine men

I bind the wounds but poetry bleeds out from me and I am dying slow, (slowly) (which makes it rhyme) But I never gave a rats ass if things rhymed or just fell flat, my life was this and though some say cat’s have nine lives I’ve had ninety three and to me that’s certainly…

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Orienteering

I never thought I’d get there to sixty two, but where the fuk am I? heading to the fountain watching as this mountain crumbles. he mumbles, fumbles in his pocket pulls out a handkerchief (initialled in the corner ) because one cannot be too careful wipes away a tear from the one good eye I…

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North

There’s nothing new in the rear view so whatya looking for? everything is ahead of you. Fight or flight? do whatever’ feels right. Chisel your names into the night and write your words in the sky they might not remember who you were, but they’re going to wonder why and where there’s passion life goes…

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Units of unawareness

Write a letter to yourself and where you think you’ll be in eight years time, the therapist told me it would unlock something in me and so I wrote that letter and put it under the clock on the marble mantelpiece. Today at five forty three it occurred suddenly to me that the time had…

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