When Tuesday falls

I think we’ve all had that feeling of feeling nothing. Emptied like the dustbins used to be and yet full of foreboding as if someone is loading a twelve bore with a cartridge and your name is on it. And feeling that way which is one way to feel do you feel like kneeling and…

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Fools and fancies

I anesthetized myself with fifteen pints of Olde English, fuck good health I’m going down. But coming round when the pounding in my head reminds me that I can’t be dead is a drawback. Yet Olde English sounds so quaint, believe me folks and yokels it ain’t, the locals where I live give free stretchers…

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Fighting inertia

perhaps the universe turns and it’s we who expand. sand and crabs and slabs of Kendal Mint Cake I ache for simpler times but who can say their yesterday was better than tomorrow is? perhaps when time contracts to bring us back and take us further away from the onslaught of today we can relax…

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Who killed Kenny?

We stare into the pit as the pendulum slices another bit and there’s less of you now than there ever was. Oz isn’t real and if you believed all the spiel that it was, tough. No medals for trying but lots for the dead are you dying to join them? and somebody said, “it’s a…

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The intro editor

And even if you do cry an ocean someone will fill it with plastics and radioactive elements because nothing’s sacred anymore. Three score and ten if I last until then I’ll be lucky. The bible’s been ripped up and used for cigarette paper the acts of the apostles? I think not. Nothing’s inviolate it’s all…

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Read instructions carefully before use

take slightly above the minimum amount for the maximum benefit, it’s recommended by those who recommend things which are recognizable by their generic names and we all know what they are. I swallow hard to keep my tonsils from falling out because I know that they’ll be taken if I don’t and don’t say that…

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Lights out at nine

When we’re lost for something to say because the way that words are, they don’t go far enough and all that stuff about transparency hides me from what truth there might be if I had the words to express the feelings that howl within me which I hold deep in my chest. Life is not a…

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Daguerrowipes

Tell me about the senses and I’ll give you instances that they never worked. Lost in those turnstiles which clank round the windmills and tilt at no dragons I see. ‘Leave me’. she uttered as I mumbled apologies, it happens to all of us sometime. They write of me in the penny look-see I thought…

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Inevitably delayed

Shaman’s up in Shropshire and Rabbi’s down in Bow, I wonder where they go when they go on holiday. We hire out these effigies without apologies treat them as you will. I kneel although my knee’s screwed to a plate inside the bone and telephone requests to them above then find that they’re not home…

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6/10, could do better

You can’t consider living until you’ve done your share of dying and you’re not dead nearly long enough for that but you’ll kid yourself you’re minto just to go out with the beau who’s got the biggest reputation, I’m busy wiring up the footnotes to the signals at the station the express can wait a mo’…

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Probable cause

We often overshoot the Moon as we wing our way up to the stars and yet we can’t get back to yesterday but give me the opportunity to get back there to a younger me and I wonder if I would take it…

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‘Stargate real estate

I thought I’ll not go on after sixty one, but now I’m here and the fear is I will, yes age is the bitter pill we swallow when life has left us lined and feeling hollow, used up like a matchstick that’s been burnt. Sixty two will have to do or maybe three, I’ll wait and see…

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Here’s a quickie

Blundering into Sunday and wondering why so early? And yet life is ablaze with the light of these days so I rise. There’s sleep in my eyes I should have left that in bed but I never, washing my face instead does the trick. Picking out socks thinking how my life rocks, if Mother could…

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Six cents

I drop from the plateau stop, look and go on. It’s a thousand year itch but goes without a hitch no one will notice me escaping from captivity and then I’ll be free hopefully. Through every life that I live to sift and to sieve out the wheat from the chaff, sometimes to sit and…

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Fifteen million and one disciples

Oh many, many and many times more have I knelt before the face of God and asked him, why? and many a more time after that watched death do a pirouette across the kitchen floor, what more what more can a man ask why and what for? I return as a yearning in the heart…

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Shadows in the valley

Isn’t life hard always standing on guard I pay attention occasionally to the things that pass by me and sometimes I see how it is. But mostly I coast. If I win or I lose it’s my choice and you cannot choose the roads that I take. Where the fear of rejection and dissatisfaction outweigh…

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Mugshots

The agency delivers me to celebrity and it’s a long way from obscurity but the price paid is high, it’s like try and imagine grey lay with one eye shut and put the light out. That’s stardom come and get it…

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It follows on and that’s a fact

joined up writing joinedupwriting. Tuesday from Monday and that then from Sunday and what may I ask has that got to do with anything? but you have an answer you always do. if I sleep it’s to keep the dreams safe from dying lost to the world in a world full of people trying to…

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‘It’s love actually’

Monday I can do it ‘Standing on my head’ but I’d rather have hot milk and cornflakes smuggled into.. …red I feel the colour coming creeping waking up my life from sleeping dreams.. ..the wind can’t whistle properly it’s driving me insane and that constant spittle soaked Godiva always heralds rain. And now it’s half…

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Returns to school

Time to get lit to sit up and take notice. There are more people asleep than awake and all it would take is creative input to put them wise to the way of Today. And Today is a wonderful way to begin to begin to pin back my ears and hear the birdsong, to put…

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