Off the edge

A tentacle clambering to reach a pinnacle, and you, the cynical, graffiti on the walls say you’re invincible incredible! the spelling’s shit, the teachers that I knew would have a fit and I bet you can’t fit that across a four by two, can you? Tentacles, the octopus of Pi is clambering to add the…

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The $825 love affair

See me the Model T, an old automobile as real as yesterday was fancy but anyway see me, the engine block chock full of grime, time was when I shone, sadly yesterday’s gone and I am rusted and no longer shine, but what a time what speed what hunger and greed, see me and the…

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Traders

What if there’s only four? four minutes to rise before the curtain cuts in, four minutes to begin the end, and what if it’s true that whatever you do cannot change what will be. D’ya see me dying? In the candy crush am I flying through the levels you set? Do I get the silver…

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Gobstoppers

I spent it all on drugs and hype, cor stripe me if I did and now it’s ash no flash no cash no drugs no hype just me and an old clay pipe I blow bubbles. with…

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Perfecting the sad song

So long again so sad it’s done so sorry that it all went wrong, we had such fun but now it’s gone. I’m on my own again. Another town another place, all I see is your smiling face, we had such fun so what went wrong I’m on my own again. And I know now…

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Riding shotgun

Gun sight and cordite hot dang, boom bang pistols at dawn, all echoes from before I was born. In the Wild West untamed well named, staking claims California meeting dames, sarsaparilla, only one of them will kill ya. Gun sight and boot hill, Tombstone where they kill bad men and preachers…

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Robes

In through the stained glass windows, the days pass silent, the order’s obeyed as laid down in the law. Behind these stone walls, I see kingdoms rise and together they fall, I watch and it becomes all. There’s a difference, this monastery, full I’d say of not so merry men, a thieves den of ineffability…

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Depth charges

Each must fulfill their own destiny or drown in the seas of a fantasy. Basically, because being base is what we know we’d all prefer the fantasy and for destiny to go. The oceans run red with the blood of the dead, fish fingers for supper tonight. I have drunk of the wine upon death…

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Bookcase

Uncover me put the light on and discover me before the night smothers me make your move and uncover me…

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Reel to reel

Live each dream if dream it be, breathe, imagine that it’s me who’s dreaming you, breathe. Who touches filament so fine who tastes your uncorked wine who, until the end of time dream and let your dream be mine. A wise man waits, a wise man states what’s obvious I dream oblivious to all but…

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The carousel

That moment when the lights turned red, the brake fluid gone, transmission dead and all we did was laugh. The staff of life like a shepherd’s crook reached out to hook us from a certain death. And now I swallow every breath and every breath explodes inside reminding me that one ride more may be…

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At thirty thousand feet

I never travelled to St. Ives, I met no man, no seven wives and as for pieman it’s all lies man. I saw no crooked man no crooked mile, no Red Riding Hood, no Hansel, no Gretel no gingerbread house and no sign of the wood. No big bad wolf no fat little pigs, no…

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Blossom time

So soft the rain that gently bathes my skin and underneath the darkening sky I climb the drops to enter in. A winter here, but Summer never far away. I wait for Spring to listen to the daffodils that sing and bees that hum. Yes, another Summer will surely come before the end of day…

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The swing

She being young and furious, a life explorer intrinsically curious, found time not a barrier, but a portal through which to find knowledge to carry her all the days ’til the days ran out…

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The cast

In the moonlight shining bright where the cold night holds me tight in its embrace, like a lover in my face it kisses me. I respond by shivering, goosebumps rising on my skin and the outside comes right in to comfort me. Sub divisions of a zero temperature that bring an army to the fore,…

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Spout

Gargoyles in the tapestry, outcasts that would mimic me and me in looking into me look on this scene quite quizzically and look back to that which follows me, that ministry that ministers to misers and their hoards of misery. There’s no harmony, Jerusalem’s deserted me, I am the gargoyle in the tapestry drenched in…

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Subject to change

In the time of the raptor which rises to trap me I capture a moment to rest in the place where time is congealed and the minutes are sealed into the warmth of a womb. I resurrect, hope to connect with the greater good and if god can be good and if there’s a point…

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Spectacles

Our glasses clinked as we caught our breaths and drank in each other’s eyes…

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Pick a card

Some will look and never find the kind of love that some call blind, some will find and never see the elegance of nature in her beauty dressed in colours of the sea, which one will you be?…

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The patsy

Some things will always be the things not what we think we see, honesty lies between deception and his eyes and his eyes are lined with littered tracts of promises given backed up in a waste pipe, some things stink to high heaven. To forgive is divine if forgiveness is mine to give I’d sooner…

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