Flying ducks

Her eyes are locked and loaded with the memories of last night she rises and she leaves me and I fight to stay awake, my body crushed my fists are pushed against the aching that I feel, was last night to be my breakfast or was last night my final meal? The light sends saws…

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The twenty seventh memory

Off the weir where the water runs fast and the danger is near to the surface, watching as fish out of water choke for a chance to get further upstream and I envied their trials sometimes I swim to the island and lay looking up at the blue sky, being warmed by the June sun until…

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One rung higher

Well I made it through unsure if I deserved to pass unscathed, coming in and then out of the maze we call days of the week but I did. Some angel’s watching over me and shining bright to let me see the way. So I’m heading home to where a welcome awaits me but don’t…

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Garlands

It was because it was and in spite of the Wizard, the crumbling of Oz it was because and because it was. Like some long drawn out tragedy where the forest folk still badger me I look for the four leafed clover because for me it is never over whatever it was. Pixies will follow…

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Near enough to cheer

Not long to go are you listening for sleigh bells can you hear Ho, Ho, Ho are you hoping for snow? Do you have that Yuletide glow? Some don’t Some do but I’m guessing they’ll all be wishing you a very Merry Christmas. (breaking news) Bethlehem’s updated not a stable I could see if Mary…

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Doodles on dustbins

Panorama, not the programme, but what can be seen with my eyes. Some young ones won’t get this a bit like black and white TV they wouldn’t understand anything before manned space flight and that’s alright I don’t understand ‘Minecraft’ but it’s all pixels now and the more you have of them appear to make…

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The match

Quick off the mark and when the light fails I am slick with the dark she leads me a dance I teach her the steps and they lead to romance. but down by the sea on the shore there’s just me and the silences that I adore. it’s a dice throw she knows and I…

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The big house

They nail them and jail them and tell them ‘go work’ and fight fires for the system that systematically abused you and you’ve got no say now you’re put away and you’ll do as you’re told. cons in the pen is that prose? but they don’t write rehearsals seeing only lost fortunes and what are…

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A tourniquet for tomorrow

Wit is and then it’s not but I have coffee when she looks at me like that and when her looks look like they’ll knock me flat there’s always that to fall back upon. The night has gone because all nights do and ghosts are laid to rest as the daylight floods into my eyes…

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Back to work blues

No new year cheer in here just reminders of old turkey bones and cold stale tins of beer where stood a few days past a riot of celebrations which we knew would never last stand I because I couldn’t get a seat. Oh yes the underground’s a flamin’ treat. There’s no favouritism here it’s as…

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Contractual obligations

Life is razor thin but death’s no place to begin so let’s start when the heart starts to beat you might cut yourself shaving but I know that you’re saving the bleeding for me an edge on the edge and I’m begging to fall toppling into the abyss and it swallows me all of me until I become…

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Pieces that fit

I’ve got a lot of everything and lots of things to do then I realise I am nothing or even less if I don’t have you…

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Premedicated

I’ve been up for ever and it’s only ten past nine too early for the bookies and not the right time for a wine The struggles I juggle with daily tire me. This new year thing rings a bell, but I can’t remember the tune and soon which comes slightly later than now when now is…

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One and a half to go

Trying to launch an appeal for the year that is dying, nobody cares and nobody wears #black anymore. first footing at the door? you won’t see that anymore, security you see is the new twenty first century I see it in style pork pie and a smile the smell of twenty seventeen still keen in…

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Love is always..

So many good things and to start, I have lost my heart to her, is that a loss? thinking it’s my gain I tell her I love her, she knows and I know too that she loves, when she says, I love you too. so twenty past seventeen and the new year starts to gleam…

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Out of the bathysphere

I need a coordinate so I will know what path to take but the lights have been dimmed. Skimmed like a stone I always find my way home there is no lake big enough to ‘fake me out’ She waits for me that much I do see when it becomes midnight she’ll put on the…

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I see sunlight

  Positivity is leaking out from me it’s probably the battery. It can’t be terminal that’s not possible it’s just a loose connection. What use be lemon juice to the sweetness of her kiss? (slightly Shakespeare at the end of the year) Tomorrow I will sit to think and watch the old year sink into…

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There is this.

  While you were dreaming all peaches and cream I was in the trenches fighting the war. Envious? are you serious? of course I am. Only the broken can become words spoken in that fragility I write them always fearful of another battle…

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Frankincense and myrrh

  Out of touch but not so much that I don’t know what’s going on. and I’m being tracked pony expressed Apache trailed ( he trails off and remembers) Embers in a dying fire sinking as the flames rise higher Yes difficult to understand but that’s the hand that I’ve been dealt. Undeniable but unrecognisably…

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