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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852 feet

Eyes on the landing eyes on the hall eyes from the dark side my eye’s on the ball. Rats on the sinker the ship’s clinker built deep in the mire downed in the silt. I flew with Wilbur Orville stayed behind Kitty Hawk didn’t talk, she sang, and someone rang the president. We built the…

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Oyster soup

On the ride underneath the underground to or into a wonderland ‘move down inside the cars’ # cattle trucks without the bars a wonder under ground indeed I need a break an arm will do a leg or two I I I neatly forgot the plot it almost had me in a spin but jammed…

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Shackles

Can you sleep pain away can you disappear whatya say? coming with me staying to see what comes next? Text me a love song send me a so long do something let me know you’re there. Despair is a vice and I’m in its grip the pressure is ripping me to shreds swallow some blues…

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Limitless

She touches me like the tremblings of the Moonlight on a ruffled sea, calming me. We fall into the crescent of the rising sun and we are one. ‘Geronimo’, we call and fall again and it’s never quite the same no matter how she calls or how we fall there is always something special in…

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30 atmospheres

I kneel to genuflect which I suspect is a waste of time I take the time anyway to kneel and pray thinking, It’s no use closing a door I genuflect some more and then I’m done. If a God exists other than on Olympus willing to protect us able to contact us I’d like to…

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A bit Poe (ish)

I will become food for the worms and they’ll take it in turns to feed on my flesh I will be a creche for their young what fun, can’t wait. But It won’t be me there so why should I care? It’ll be the suitcase that carried me from point A to point B Still…

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6th June

never saw red sand before, but it was red on the beach back in ’44. Friends who ended their days looking at me with a startled gaze as if it was all make believe and that later we’d meet for a cigarette, not for me yet, but I never forget that it could have been…

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Rushes

On the last step there’s a notice that points out that time is slipping by, it all depends on where you are or if the light is ripping you and did you ever notice that a notice never sees you and the ocean falls beneath me as I take my first steps forward where the…

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Charged particles

The plucking of strings the harp that sings the player that watches the show the night that cuts through to the last dance with you until it’s time for the moment to go. Below the beat of the beat under your feet on the street where the night comes in easy and slow the last…

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The white room

filled with chemicals and they like to call it clinical trials. Peeled away they make me kneel to pray to some lesser god as if I failed some test and where’s the greater good? I become (eventually) acclimatised to this brutality, de-sensitised and all morality flees. Who is culpable? This photograph, a memory makes me…

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Ten knots

On being reeled in by the line, tight so thin like the air that we breathe and going under for the last time the last time and the last time before and the time that the ocean reached out to the shore another line cast for the footloose and fast for the ‘quick and the…

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Juvenile hall

Vaguely remembering a donkey ride on a hill leading down to the river side, a memory that’s clouded by time. You want to pay me a compliment I only want enough pay to pay for my rent and the few extras a man might need. And that’s where the donkey comes in thin boned and…

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It makes me wonder

Why when they’re gone the images linger on and on, it makes me wonder when they’re gone echoes that reverberate ‘time to get up or you’ll be late, wash behind your ears, go and play, dry your tears and we shall go to Morecambe bay’ pictures that lighten that brighten are right on the button…

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Loved ones

This is the journey we don’t want to make, we all have to take, all unprepared with that ache in our hearts but if the destination is the point of the journey there’ll be celebrations on the other side. There’s a beginning at the end of it and new starts that blend in with it…

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