A quantum quality

What if when we got there it had gone? what if what we went looking for had disappeared or had never been? I have seen the twinkle of a billion stars but never touched a one yet felt the gravitas of every spark that lit my moment in the dark. An electric ownership that never…

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Dreams on a pension

White light burning in the back room watching late night TV sitting on the chair. A full moon shines on this October, Winter’s coming I can feel it in the air. I become tidal in the tropics I am mangrove growing by a Southern sea. Hot sand running through my fingers, on the islands that…

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Counting raindrops

One more on the to do list to do one more thing that I have missed out One more devil to pay for and for that I will pay for no doubt. Window across the valley mist on the mountain tops the river runs ragged and slowly until this all finally stops. The chamois with…

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A pair of Kings

We walked the B roads slowly and hunted out the barns at night worked on farms or building crews and we got things just right. Not too little is just enough you don’t need stuff you don’t need, just enough for food and beer, but not enough for greed. We walked the B roads slowly…

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Blackout

There is nothing in the media and fuck all on the news someone somewhere must know something someone must have views. Lines are drawn in Palestine and crossed and drawn again, lots of places just like that all of them the same. The media will feed to you the best bits so you’ll drool, and…

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Feline friend

Blue glass cat black glass fur grey steel claws eyes everywhere. Pets are what we make them if we treat them right kittens in the daytime or monsters of the night. My pet’s a glass one can’t go wrong with a glass one no mess to clean no mean looks no glass cat crap shit…

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On the blink

He mopped his brow and sweated more, loaded up the gun and locked the door, sat down in the easy chair, easy there, and polished twenty seven silver spoons noticing the way you do that silver in a certain light looks almost blue. Steady, steady he got ready for the big kabang and then the…

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Disney Worlds

He melts into the kerbstones, some think it’s shit on the street, some throw him a look, but the eyes always cheat and see what they want and you do it too, you pretend he’s not there because you don’t want to see and the ‘please, can you spare…’ you only hear as an oath…

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Road trips

I can feel it coming, I hear the engine running. The universal hearse is on the way. If I was oblivious to what is patently obvious today would be a good day, but I’m not and I hear it, try to be brave, but I fear it, and then I wonder who’ll steer it, an…

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Insecure security

When everything’s gone will we still be here? with no possessions, no love, no hate, no fear, and how do you feel at the feet of your saviour when what’s taken away are the things that could save you? It’s commonplace to lose face in the face of adversity, there’s a degree you can get…

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Reflections of me

I met a man in Carrick, who paused and said to me, ‘the Shannon is very, very deep, but it is not the sea. I thought and thought again on this before I went to sleep and my thoughts told this to me, that what he said was also very, very deep. It seems a…

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Monday smiling

The landfills will fill and then what? We could build palaces from plastic bags! give a man a pot and pan and he’ll make a noise, ha those boys don’t give a damn, but give a dame the same and she could cook up such a treat. I made my name by washing rags and…

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Draggin’ ass

Climb aboard the gravy train, it was a boat, but that got sunk the pilot drowned and he was drunk so didn’t feel a thing. Bring some cigs and filter tips I like to smoke them cool. I have set some lips on fire and blushed bright red at dawn been naked on the altar…

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The mechanics of it

She breezed in like a Chevrolet, drove me out of my mind and she blew me away. Sassy and chic she redefined sleek. ‘how classy the chassis’, said the working class man who knew of nothing except the runnings of his second hand van. Beauty will always be running wild when she’s running free, but…

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The unexpected

They’re dropping bombs on Santiago but they’re doing it real slow setting fire to Memphis, Tennessee but nobody’s to know, and they’re creeping up the back stairs going to take you far from home, welcome to the World today the brand new twilight zone. They kill kids who play in Palestine murder women in Bengal…

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As an alternative

China white, two lines of coke Northern lights blinded by smoke, it all seems broke, I’ll just resign find some more time and one more line feeling alright with China white. Jukebox plays yesterday’s songs nothing new nothing belongs a rainbow of oil no colours to spoil back to the foil two lines of coke…

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Horrorscopes

Cue drums, let the guitars cry the world ends today, but I’m still wondering why I put the washing in, why I got out of bed and who’s minding the store if everyone’s dead. It’s always a pain when the World ends again. I’ve gotten used to it, just going to sit in my chair…

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When we knew it all

You fold me unfold me, hold me you told me forever. Scissor cut paper, lurkey one, two, three coming ready or not I never forgot the games we played. You left I stayed, forever is just a gaze into a future that did not exist…

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The (serial) invaders

The night sneaks off and your brain kicks in, the eyes begin to flutter and the light begins to spin. Do you remember it? The dream I mean, the tossing and turning of desire when you’re wired to the bomb in your bed. Shaking your head doesn’t cut it but it might be the hour…

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The new disorder

The status, that’s us in the firing line on the front page, at any other time they don’t want to know you, but the Status is the skeleton key unlocking the doors to the secrets within you letting the world see what they think you should be. The exchanging of statements, the lone lament and…

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