Connecting rooms

Whatever you’re given today will be taken away and tomorrow? well tomorrow you’ll be back begging for more and that’s sod’s law. axioms to crack your bones and taxes then to take your homes, cardboard’s ‘cheap as chips’ free from local council skips. Underneath a Croydon sky watching the 747’s fly by why me? Where…

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Read instructions carefully before use

take slightly above the minimum amount for the maximum benefit, it’s recommended by those who recommend things which are recognizable by their generic names and we all know what they are. I swallow hard to keep my tonsils from falling out because I know that they’ll be taken if I don’t and don’t say that…

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Grand pianos

In that place which is North of normality where insanity’s just a formality I’m sat listening to Dmitri Shostakovich…

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Lights out at nine

When we’re lost for something to say because the way that words are, they don’t go far enough and all that stuff about transparency hides me from what truth there might be if I had the words to express the feelings that howl within me which I hold deep in my chest. Life is not a…

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Daguerrowipes

Tell me about the senses and I’ll give you instances that they never worked. Lost in those turnstiles which clank round the windmills and tilt at no dragons I see. ‘Leave me’. she uttered as I mumbled apologies, it happens to all of us sometime. They write of me in the penny look-see I thought…

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Isosceles on guitar

It’s that day again punch in the data to pray again and hope for a better result. To consult with the mystics or to read hieroglyphics? Making turmeric tea, is there something of India in me? or do I just like making turmeric tea? Seven in the forenoon and it’s soon going to be eight,…

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The mechanics of it

just put a man from the motor corps in charge of the next total war and we can all have an easy ride. I want the limo with the drinks cabinet and a free cabaret to watch on the way to my death. make some music to make the time pass and pass the champagne…

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The factory whistle

More than fears grow. In the labyrinth where years are measured in moss on the wall and where the mighty call ‘yield’ the shield of truth is no protection. falsehoods twist through the corridors and swirl in the mist Kingdoms for an honest answer are not easy to come by, the knight at the helm…

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Inevitably delayed

Shaman’s up in Shropshire and Rabbi’s down in Bow, I wonder where they go when they go on holiday. We hire out these effigies without apologies treat them as you will. I kneel although my knee’s screwed to a plate inside the bone and telephone requests to them above then find that they’re not home…

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Ball in court

If I can pick up a pen when I’m sick of it then I will. I know it’s bollocks, you know it’s bollocks, the only people who don’t know think they’re the ‘dogs bollocks’ and we all know that’s an ale from Wychwood brewery who’ll probably sue me for infringement or some other bollocks like…

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Feeling poorly

Light headed and headed to bed switching off in the dark I’ll be led to those magical sites of Arabian nights light headed and headed to bed…

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Mobiles

I could experiment with the Grand old Duke, take a regiment and march them men up hill. down dale to the sea or just be me and sit here on the sofa to watch TV. Sunday used to be something other than remote…

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Neverlanding

My dreams are of Peter but it’s Wendy I really adore. Strangely subconsciously Pan attracts me of that I cannot say more…

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6/10, could do better

You can’t consider living until you’ve done your share of dying and you’re not dead nearly long enough for that but you’ll kid yourself you’re minto just to go out with the beau who’s got the biggest reputation, I’m busy wiring up the footnotes to the signals at the station the express can wait a mo’…

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The weirdest things

They’ll end in asylums crocheting drum kits for the hard of hearing because nothing is sacred when you cook with propane let confusion rain down on their heads. It’s Saturday entertainment rich men in their element gawking at inmates and they get in at mates rates because they know the chief ‘shrink’ I’m knitting torpedoes…

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Just made it

The best of plans rely on man’s ingenuity and that’s most assuredly true. It would have been a crime were I not on time leaving early as I did. Aware that time will not wait to hesitate is another crime. Dreadlocks with flip flops I’ve not seen that on the tube before one more suitcase…

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Just watching

Young lad with the black hat another using an iPhone app, old lady reading ‘Womans Own’ an out of date copy if my eyes don’t deceive me, Indian girl sleeping and the door keeps on opening but we’re at ”Bank’ station so it’s a usual occurrence. Jumping the gap the man in the black hat…

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Smoke signals

Ask what the sage would see with eyes that see right through me to gaze at a twinkling star and that faraway look could write pages, a book that would be read for centuries to come. The wise men who eye men to weigh up their worth the harlots who scream at their birth, who…

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Kin

When the words that you write have been written are like a song that no one will sing and the day lingers on long into the night where relief can be bought for a dollar a fix and your dreams can be mixed in with what is it sticks in your mind? Never seen a…

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Who needs King George?

I’ve been taken off the list and so I’ll go out on the lash and get absolutely pissed forget that I have missed out yet again forget the overwhelming pain until I wake up with my head stuck down the drain wishing I were dead but then the hangover which hung over me like a thunderstorm…

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