2019

Looking back on easy is not so hard when things get tough, that shuffle thing I do when largactil’s running through me and I’m not so sure I am me is okay, The cotton wool that fills my brain becomes the wadding to ease my pain and whatever pill comes next is not that bad…

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People people

Moving on another John, you say, ‘I never set out to meet the guy he just happened I don’t know why’ aye, says I, just passing by, says I. Serendipity is only there to trip me up and the incidence of coincidence is purely random. He’s handsome anyway in that handsome rugged way, I wish…

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Lucky charm

Wear it share it put it on a chain and walk it, but ‘what if’ you just don’t post it? Instagram for instant fame Facebook is just the same Twitter for a bit a fun, Linkedin, Blogger another cog, a wheel in the mill, your tube, youtube? always on bloody strike what’s not to like?…

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The long way around

Madonna’s on a bender sending signals to her saviour who’s sat in the corner seat, on a tube? The jubilee at five fifteen, a scene like every scene I’ve seen when I’ve been here at five fifteen. I try to cut up shut up but it’s quiet anyway so I type these notes into an…

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How it works

Wake up on Thursday to climb into Friday and slip in on Saturday then crawl up on Sunday as Monday speaks to me, suddenly Tuesday is calling and when I am falling through Wednesday I wake up on Thursday…

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Graduating

My downfall is the tyranny of alcoholic incoherency, no one seems to notice me when I am on the floor…

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Twenty four carat

Just then before the last morning broke when we spoke of important things, eyes still glued by restless sleep I keep these memories deep inside…

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Rubies bleed too

I wonder where would we be without China and tea and no cows for the milk no worms, no silk no Santa Claus, pause does Claus have an e on the end? I wonder. Lucky for me that I love Tennessee and Williams is luckier for that, but if the truth’s to be told we’re…

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Almost midnight

The poets like friends that I knew were just passing through, and the night tasted stranger as the words that flicked fingers like flames on my cheeks disappeared on the page. The danger was in the remaining in draining the last drop, but I found I could not stop and the cup of bitterness tasted…

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Talks to the reflection

What did you want, more? something better than the former? something later than the letter that was never sent did you want heaven sent? I have lost and it cost me I have won and it has done nothing for me so I remain still faithfully yours, strange? life is, thoughts are, but funnily enough…

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Shop soiled

I should get on with the busy ness thank my lucky stars and curse a bit less but fuk it I’ll put that thought where it belongs which is in the box marked, can’t tell right from wrongs. Some go a mile a minute join everything and think they’re in it I think they’re on…

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Imprints

Just call me speedy and when you need me I will be there as quick as a flash or in no time at all which I’m sure is slightly faster than a flash. In my mind’s eye I try to assemble my life and put events in the right context, just one of the contests…

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Sometimes Sunday

She stepped out from the pages of a fashion magazine and looked as if she’d never seen the image of a beauty queen, but the light of day betrayed her as the moguls that had made her walked away. The snow, cold, fell heavy and only an old coat to warm and keep me dry…

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Oyster Bay

disappear into her eyes and sink beneath the weight of waves. underneath her satin spells where ‘she sells sea shells’ an angel dwells. Along with this shoreline I am waiting for the tide and time to be in sync, before I take the leap and make the link complete…

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The saddle tramps

We used to be maverick quick on the draw and quicker on our feet, we were lone star taking it as far as we dared and not caring if anyone cared. what are we now? we’re in yesterday shoes reading yesterday news wondering who’s next. I won’t fall into the trap of thinking that’s that…

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Acting the goat

…and what about the coming of age when the whole wide world is one huge stage only to find you’re a bit part player, say! a fellow I know just got on with the show what would you do?…

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Tidal

It’s what I do collide into collude with and run through a gamut of emotions. You should try it don’t buy it? no neither do I, but we get by the best way that we can and sometimes during a breakdown we realise that being a man is bloody hard work…

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Out to brunch

taking off my vest and while they’re opening up my chest I have a few moments to spare, if they’re looking for my heart they’ll find fuck all there ‘cepting an IOU and that’s from you know who. life is a theatre whether operating or not and I’ve got some shares in the company…

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Strata

Always been trapped and there was no escape and the warder said stay because this is your fate and the clock laughed out minutes that turned into more and the only idea was to think up a door, so I did and the door opened inwards to go deeper inside where the more that I…

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You’ll get older if you’re lucky

See how it trips off the tongue when the light flows back and the colours start to run and who we are began with the starting gun bang and we run once again. Then we age the bladder leaks the pages turn yellow but nobody likes to hear such things, well fuk ’em life sings…

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