Voicemail

Voicemail. To those who would whore you profess to adore you I saw right through you and your sweet refrain. On the porno Michaelangelo, flat on his back, I didn’t expect that and neither did you. I am calling a taxi, but the internet tracks me and the porno reflects me under a pristine refectory…

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Bob

Cementing the bricks and building the wings, putting pins in my eyes and things that go bump in the night say their goodbyes to me. Flying or dying is something worth trying I try both together when under the weather or when I feel old and the mind takes a hold of me and whisks…

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Economies

Such a short time, this fine line twixt life and death, only marked by a breath or two and those who paint the sky so blue would do well to remember the mortal in the man…

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Growing pains

Fingers fumbling with the keys I wonder if or when she’s going to let me kiss her…

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Josiah Starling

Three score old and full of cold and medicine’s a sin, so it’s Mothers ruin for me today to wash the symptoms clean away and age they say is just a figure, a numeral to keep in mind, I’ll remember that next time I find another wrinkle, underlined in bloodshot eyes full of cold three…

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It’s Tuesday be happy

Blue cheese and some buckwheat bread coffee, cream and a book for bed, it’s nightmare time. I never know when darkness melts or where the line is drawn or when the morning breaks the light and when if I was born or torn from some cheap paperback, some dime novella off the rack. I wake…

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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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