Last Monday

this day is done wrapped up in the night and tomorrow? Sun? but whether whatever I never complain. I saw the woman coming from my place down in the queue she knew the same as me that she would make a beeline for.. .. he stood there sophisticated as if the man he was waited…

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On the day

The occasion’s a mathematical equation you and I thee and me make not a number it makes We. many a smile has walked down the aisle and many a smile more to come. Sigmund expects me to mention my Mum. But I’m grown up now…

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A Lancashire lad

up theer atop Pendlebury hill Lowry still, matchstick thin a flat cap cheeky grin, he paints the rain grainy, although not always on a Sunday. I Watch him by the mill race, a mill shed face that catches old like new for me, L.S Lowry ought to be hanging in the Tate, oh wait, he…

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See-saw

Up to the waist in, it feels like I’m encased in a grandfather clock. Time hangs heavy in the light of a day that’s slowly fading, I look for a way out of this tangle this dreadful triangle which is the clock and time and me to some degree when free I’ll fall into depression…

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Hymn 421

There is abundance fecundity nature blossoms all around me. The aristocracy would have us believe that we’re all ne’er do well, a bunch that would thieve milk from babies well there’s a lot of maybe’s in that. when all else fails it’s a top hat and tails for a night at the opera or the…

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Lancashire clatter

Mill to mill a bitter pill this treadmill that we’re led to and from mill to mill we will always be candy for the mills of society they gab in the background about Christmas, alas no Christmas for me the foreman has told me to work that day and no turkey shall I see cold…

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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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