Parachutes

we hang on to that damned thing hoping it will bring us luck does it? does it? the fuck it does. shove it, don’t hang on don’t love it In these vaults where faults are bound to overwhelm me the Skipper’s all at sea and we are all alone a helmsman with no land or…

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Toggles

The light becomes stronger the shorter the day the longer I stay and the longer the day that I long to long away and in the longing belonging a song starts recording affording no respite the strength of the daylight defeats me night completes in me the circle…

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3r squared

Looks, they say, like the CIA can kill. she kills me every day with looks that say in every way and I say, bring it on…

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Minor irritations

I uncurl from the ball get out of bed and totter off down the hall into the kitchen in which in I look for something but I forgot to jot that something down Now I look and feel just like a clown. no laughter after all I could have stayed in bed curled in a…

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Sugar rush

These things that we’re attracted to the magnet that pulls me to you, the energy that flows through you to me in turn we turn the world around the sky becomes our hallowed ground these are the things that we’re attracted to you breathed your name. I shouted out and love was is it’s all…

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Hot

I wear a bulletproof vest but she gets to me, she’s high velocity. She aims high hits the bullseye and I die a little more but if she wanted too it’d be a clear shot through my heart,…

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Tenth street

The sirens wail turning tail to run shots expire from a long barrelled gun, but it’s not me I flee. it’s youths or yutes as they call them today scallywags robbing tally bags the neighbourhood goes from bad to worse but it used to be good I think it used to be a paradise the…

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The execution of free will

Fear vanquished hunger wished away dreams tomorrow yesterday. I spill legions of words on the wing, birds will sing quietly when I’m in full flow, the wind a cool element pertinent to me when my words, set free, fly, for safety’s sake I take away freedoms lest they become used as a gun to keep…

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Philosophical pastry

I always reach out for the sand on the beach it’s about building castles where memories reside, I tried building houses but the incoming tide washed them away. so there’s an affinity between my heart and the sea somewhere inside me a moon’s on the wane, a universe dying, another star trying to shine and…

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Ace of hearts

They said there’s nothing to fear so why is then when I see her I tremble and shake my ears start to ache my legs turn to jelly and my tongue turns to stone? If I was a warrior I’d carry her away, but once I had seen her I fell into the trance and…

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TGIF

So tell me who do you thank when it’s Friday when you don’t believe in God. i believe in as I breathe in that here is and there was, will always be something out there someone up there far greater so answer now or tell me later who do you thank when it’s Friday…

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Somewhere eventually

Bring me antimony to paint my eyes on some pottery the Egyptians did it and so can I. In the twenty third century when most have forgotten me there’ll be some who’ll remember me and others who might mention me and my eyes on the pottery. If I kneel to cross my heart I will…

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Terrors

Frankenstein won this time, that’s the nuts and bolts init?…

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Favourites

Part of the underground underground do not confuse this with the overland overground it’s not quite the same, fir trees don’t grow down here in the dark, the carriages are light enough packed tight enough trolleys and cases right enough but it’s different up top there’s a buzz usually from the saw mills at three…

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Three times

Generally speaking. it was always summer always a game until the bogeymen came and they came frequently then when it was always Summer when I was ten and you try to make friends with them as a means to an end, but then you don’t understand it when you’re only ten and time ticks on…

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Sunday in Stratford

From under the bed two eyes pop out red a long stringy tail a boat with no sail my toy box is crammed with unusual things rammed to the top with what Santa brings. I thought it was Christmas today raining outside and snow on the way. But I’m awake now and know where I…

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Advice lines

Imagination when the mind runs riot and you see it so you have to try it not a lot you can do about it, you can’t sit on the sidelines waiting for calmer times just run like me through the riot factory try everything you see at least once…

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