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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Common denominator

state a case any case and some will pull a face others will pull a double shift some will jump ship slip off the radar but they have one thing in common and that is they all do something. I do occasionally do and others do too people like me are only people like you…

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Gargling with gargoyles

When I flip and skip a word or jumble lines that become the sum of what I do it doesn’t bother me it’s only my pretence at poetry and who cares anyway? Shakespeare? no dear he’s long gone along with Shelley, Keats and John Donne, I feel at times alone like the lines don’t want…

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Cutting things fine

Does anyone care about anyone? there but for some grace I do If I decide to put it on red and let the lot of it ride or deal with the wheel on its spin the chances are that I won’t win does anyone care about that? And watching a Western with my badge and…

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Recesses

What we think it should be or what we think that we see is not necessarily the whole thing. I, who have conquered fears melt at the touch of an infants hand. There should be a steward’s inquiry as to why we see only a part of the picture, I put it down to a…

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Stones and statues

‘Suzanne’ was playing on some background station and I was fixed upon a point where space met unreality, a dream as yet to be as most dreams are. The chord like knots untied me and inside me I lived and died when she threw roses from her window but the morning flew by swiftly and…

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Hunches

The bridge is long and the day pulls in I stop to look at the view, it’s exciting and I start and stop to pop my head above the parapet to get another view it’s life off the turnpike either you like or you don’t it won’t stop the bridge going on…

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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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Love is always..

So many good things and to start, I have lost my heart to her, is that a loss? thinking it’s my gain I tell her I love her, she knows and I know too that she loves, when she says, I love you too. so twenty past seventeen and the new year starts to gleam…

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