Hard nights

When you’re up against the doorway thinking this can’t be the right way and the morning stumbles past you looking at you like you’re drunk, and all the dangerous liaisons with femme fatale’s that you’ve relied on have divorced you from reality it’s time to take a rain check…

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Cutting things fine

Does anyone care about anyone? there but for some grace I do If I decide to put it on red and let the lot of it ride or deal with the wheel on its spin the chances are that I won’t win does anyone care about that? And watching a Western with my badge and…

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Merlinandmagic

The trick will always be to close your eyes and see, to cover your ears to hear and to still the rushing of the days. I write to move along through the currents fast and strong, to put my feelings down on paper before they’re gone. Will they remember me? close your eyes and you…

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Prospecting

Looked for gold and struck iron ore. In the future when we’re older and our shoulders are much broader we can carry disappointments by the score, but for now it hits the spot to realize that what we’ve got is a hundredweight of not an awful lot…

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The baptism

John, you should have kept your head. Salome came to show me through the seventh veil of mystery but I should have stayed at home and read the Beano and now she’ll know who I am…

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Toggles

Happily ever after Wednesday are the Thursday things I like to do such as waking up and taking up from where I left off as sleep chanced upon me. It’s good here and I can see a chink of light where the day and night fight for control. And when it’s that time which it…

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Tracing diamonds

Sharp edges as glass cracks and eyes looking back through the prisms of jigsaw shards where clowns laugh through the madness of tormented lips Lulu sips her champagne she’s seen it all and it’s all the same broken and reset only to get broken but now she’s smoking’ crystal cuts through paper trails and sails…

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Afternoon snooze

Willing myself to chill out by reading Facebook updates? what’s that all about? you can’t chill out when you’re logged up to the eyeballs trying to avoid the pitfalls in other people’s details. The day is three quarters empty, see if you can drink that from the bottom of the glass. Everyone and his wife…

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Unscrewing lightbulbs

This is what midway is, half out and hanging in to dream on. And that way to Wednesday, but it’s hopeless to tell you unless the experience is first hand, second hand will not do, I am watching. It’s early and there’s barely a sparkle in my eyes but I can see the future crawling…

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What I think of on Tuesday

After the final text what comes next? is there sex in the afterlife? (asking for a friend) is the end really the end? (asking for another friend) Is there doner kebab? could it be that fab? it’d be nice if heaven served curry and rice. But I’m in no hurry to find out about that…

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The chasers

Things do go bump in the night and reflexes in the dark are much quicker. The most that a ghost can hope to do is to scare you but would bear you no ill will. I’ve seen them through the ice sheet seen them heat up and break through, they’ve spoken to me and I’m…

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Recesses

What we think it should be or what we think that we see is not necessarily the whole thing. I, who have conquered fears melt at the touch of an infants hand. There should be a steward’s inquiry as to why we see only a part of the picture, I put it down to a…

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Falling silent

One day when this is out of the way and the way becomes clearer I will be nearer to thee. Jerusalem is many men where wars are fought lost and won and then fought over again. Passing the time with communion wine and a wafer that’s far too thin I am drunk to begin with…

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Terraces

Spitballs against the brick walls and flipping playing cards in the backyards of some time back then, between the factory and the clocking in there was a world out there waiting until the pithead led us down aways through the tunnels where the coal face looked grim. We grew up to throw out our dreams…

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Stones and statues

‘Suzanne’ was playing on some background station and I was fixed upon a point where space met unreality, a dream as yet to be as most dreams are. The chord like knots untied me and inside me I lived and died when she threw roses from her window but the morning flew by swiftly and…

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Fool proofed

One down and four more to go but I shouldn’t be counting the days, too many ways to lose myself and I choose to not do that. Trouble with numbers is, they give you a false sense of certainty when there’s nothing to be certain of. Some beads have gone from the abacus which bothers…

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Friar Tuck’s Balsam

Monday! I wouldn’t have it any other way, well perhaps or maybe Friday. I’m calling in a favour from a friend who voted Labour and I’m asking for a small piece of the pie. They can slice it any way carve it up into today all I want is one small portion of the pie…

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Hunches

The bridge is long and the day pulls in I stop to look at the view, it’s exciting and I start and stop to pop my head above the parapet to get another view it’s life off the turnpike either you like or you don’t it won’t stop the bridge going on…

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Another lost to memory

One by one and they lead you on and on you go, deep becomes the depths that you know and sinking willingly thinking she’ll kill me, still it’s only music. The song long ago the minute that’s now the lyrics that linger that kisses you how I remember…

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Children of the universe

Take pride in who you are and what you do, in where you go, know that something greater is in your stars. Screen out the freeze frame, your name meanders through the book of love in light. ‘I spy with my little eye’ the guys in the corner hiding away, but today is your day,…

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