The chasers

Things do go bump in the night and reflexes in the dark are much quicker. The most that a ghost can hope to do is to scare you but would bear you no ill will. I’ve seen them through the ice sheet seen them heat up and break through, they’ve spoken to me and I’m…

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Contractual obligations

Life is razor thin but death’s no place to begin so let’s start when the heart starts to beat you might cut yourself shaving but I know that you’re saving the bleeding for me an edge on the edge and I’m begging to fall toppling into the abyss and it swallows me all of me until I become…

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Studio five point five

I cannot see the bigger picture that you show me, see I stopped listening to the story and the fairy tales and don’t believe in the happy ever after no laughter escapes these lips see I was dead a thousand years ago but I didn’t know and went on living as if I was still…

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Bombs away

Moving twice as fast to catch up with the past, but making no headway at all. Standing still will do me. thoughts of a tree but even trees fall eventually. On Sunday I pray. The church bells have rung I am hoisted and hung by my own petard, ‘Hamlet; always thus, hard to understand? If…

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Failure in five lines

They tell me we’re not getting out of this and we can kiss our arse goodbye, if that’s the case, well fuck them too I’m not even going to try…

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After this

Then let us drink of the Lethe and forget that we lived there may the river wash our worries away…

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Twenty seven silences

What was out there is still, still there hiding in the hedgerows shining in the rainbows and slowly melting with the ice floes, everything goes but why go now?…

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Butterflys

Papillon Papillon why do you carry on? your wings have been clipped and they’re shipping you off to the Amazon Papillon…

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Indigo Joe

Why anything? trying to find a reason to bring a song to my lips. Why anything when everything slips away and we’re framed in the doorway of tomorrow where yesterday is only a memory we think we had. Why anything if everywhere is the nowhere of no-mans land and the fatigue’ is the remnant of…

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The family tree

Angels painting crosses on black doorways in the sky kisses for the homecoming? I wonder when and why if the sunlight hides in shadows and the night’s in open view who is it we wait for? are the angels here for you?…

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The bomb

They can’t see you cry when you’re drowning they can’t hear you weep while they sleep they can be quite obtuse and they’re not much flaming use they can’t see you cry when you’re drowning…

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He said..

..that when we’ve died we’re whisked away to an interstellar courtroom where we are tried for crimes against immortality! sound a bit fishy to me but he should know, I watched him go and saw him return. A modern day Lazarus cardboard for his bed which is more than for the rest of us. Anyway…

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Sleep

Find me underneath the yew tree resting in the graveyard,…

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Music to die for

What about you? do you think there are easier things to do than this? I want a background track something like, Jimmy Mack or Black Man Ray to play me out. Preparing for a day so close and yet so far away, there are easier things to do…

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Exorcism

Now it gets exciting someone turned out the light and let the night in and it’s backs to the wall as the shadows fall from the rafters. You must be fuckin’ insane if you drop in again out of choice but there’s a voice in my brain saying, what’s wrong with insane because we’re all…

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Engravings

Endlessly nowhere, but we’d all like to be back there in the somewhere we all made a difference but the claymore got more than it bargained for when it made the deal with the devil and the deep anytime is a good time to float on the waves of a memory We are Vietnam to a…

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Grenade launcher

Half starved by the cold or is it old age creeping in? is time pulling the pin on me? will the crack shot shoot back or accept his lot? I have still got questions that need answering so time’s not pulling the pin on me yet. This son of a gun has love keeping him…

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Collapsing or capturing

A silhouette at the sunset of my day, far enough away so that my features become blurred, ‘the word’ moving into the memory where my destiny awaits me and set free into the company of those memories before me. I am shadows in the sunlit that flit through curtained windows I am magpie in the…

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The standard reward

It’s not the nights spent in taverns outside of the town or the days spent in wasting my time nor the Vodka and limes I have drunk with those fine friends of mine to tell you the truth I’m not sure if it matters the hours roll on to the days and they’re gone and…

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Ordinance survey

In the valley of the shadow hang the dead and only fools go blindly on, but seeing is believing so I leave the dead behind me going on but no so blindly that I cannot see the trail. I run pale before the ice sheets steeped in mystery, disease free, but it’s only me, so…

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