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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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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