The pianoforte

Like a broken down piano that refuses to play, no notes today eventually they’ll break me into firewood and take me away and then I’ll never play, no sonatas cantatas no Debussy or Britten no tunes ever written only the silence of keys In the memory where she’s waiting for me. But that’s not today…

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Aftermaths

What y’all gonna piss against now that the wall’s fallen down? If we built it and it tilts, tough. Them with the kilts on have still got the hots on ( hoots mon) for Euro I dunno though it could just be the weather. But we don’t have to explain we’re too busy complaining and…

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Chain driven

They blame the sick pick on the weak seek out the poor I’m sure they’ll blame the junkies, the gays, the homeless my day’s full of shit like this They don’t want to see that’s positive negativity they’ll definitely blame the old “You’ve sold us down the Swannee” they’ll say and them still wet behind…

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Tagged

We are about as near to the truth now as we ever were and what about the truth? the whole truth was wrapped in gunny sacks and shipped off to the isolation ward? the truth got bored with waiting the truth is under sedation lies are easier to swallow or to be crammed into the…

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Last post

Someone will win out or in and you can bet your ass it won’t be us. No worry though we can always go cap in hand to Iceland, the country not the store. Whatya wanna vote for anyway? to pretend you gotta say in it? sit at that table and you’ll pay for it to…

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Stuff of dreams

Patent leather spats polka dot cravats tuxedos for the evening prom’ Jimmy comes along with her the girl I swear should be with me eyes an opal shade of green she should have been with me I talk to Jimmy Rawtenstall call him a woman stealer and then feel like a proper fool when he…

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The digital democracy

We don’t do dreams in the real world and there no place for those that do if you can’t face reality they’ll banish you vanish you put you on a program of Valium and Librium Some will try to fake it out it takes it out of them there are X-ray machines that X-ray out…

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Handicrafts

Your palm opens, lit up like a buttercup and a keyboard appears numbers from one to a thousand and one years press any button you like and take a hike through time except for number nine that closes the keyboard and you can’t afford to do that mid app’ can you? I adapted an idea…

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The caterpillar dance

Public opinion Confusion reigns until his lordship explains that our best interests are served by remaining in service no education for free for this subject, subject to decree from her highness, most royal majesty Informally known as Lizzie. His lordship is marking our card, we must work very hard get little pay not too much…

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Winter in Wimbledon

No daffodil songs no roses that bloom sunshine don’t enter this cold lonely room scents can’t get in, no sense in them trying, trying to blot out the sound of my crying Locks on the windows bars on the door four inches of concrete that they call the floor, but there’s a crack in the…

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Cobblestone paths

Past the barges easing along the canal, over the aqueduct, sucking the morning into my lungs, flinging my satchel of schoolbooks because tomorrow never comes and then off to the islands for a pirate’s day out, tickling trout (the rainbow kind) lunch well deserved for the deserving mind. I loved the river the smell and…

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Summer of ’64

Sand turned to glass, castles became see through and life was a keepsake. It was ours for the taking until the developers moved in and the glass became opaque castles in the lake and Avalon weeps. In this half waking state the night in abeyance, the day has to wait for its time it comes…

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Borrowing time

The glue wears away the eyes flip open and I take a trip to find today? needle in a haystack easier to go back to sleep…

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Republics

A hammer and sickle to tickle them cries of, ‘it’s Stalin’ to cripple them, then silence on Red Square. Dacha’s popping up everywhere communism like evangelism gathers the money in holiday plans. There are true vodka drinkers thinkers like Solzhenitsyn gulags and the rags of Moscow. I won’t go to the palace where tells of…

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Wednesday walks off the table

They vilify to nullify that’s why. and why is this? to piss people off? There’s a movement ‘Jack and Jill’ they’re digging under the hill to bring light to the darkness and it’s pitch-in quit yer bitchin’ there’s no get rich in here. Visceral tongues are dripping blood, thickly viscous some bastard skateboards across the…

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Sadly someone

Hangin’ on by some silver hairs going bald nobody cares. Once in a town out East, long before his face was lined and creased his hair was a shock of golden curls girls adored it ran their fingers through it and now the Sun reflects off his dome. once a home for his hair but…

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Protoplanetary nebula.

Suddenly the shadows drop and the darkness sets me free I am instantly aware of the light shining out there the security of insecurity deserts me, but in denial, I file a complaint to the shifters and shakers, the makers of mayhem I blame them for it all. ‘She loves me, she loves me not’,…

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Games

Kiss-chase the boy with the spotty face never got caught that boy was me, bet you didn’t see that coming…

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The assassin

I called out, God help me and God jumped in, he sold me an eighth of heroin I called him a thousand times or more to score a thousand lines and he never closed the door on me God’s just a junkie a dealer I prayed and I prayed and God drove by selling his…

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Flickering

All the things we wanted and we never got are just a drop in an ocean of plenty. When I was of a certain age I had it all and more uncertainly an undefinable rage built up in me. the passing of time and the bells that chime took their toll on me all the…

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