Acutely so

Cold and wet my bones are set at angles I don’t recognise, a spiders web of ice hangs from my eyes and I can’t feel my toes. Goodness knows but I do not. Anyhow it’s Friday now and beezer, a teaser for the weekend rite. Umbrellas and a boys night out the winning combination. Still…

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Outlaws at the Inn

Propping up some Temple bar dropping coins for one more jar and pennies never take you far away from home. Down to Charing where the witches cross their hearts and hope to die before the Devil starts a war. I’m dying for another drink trying hard but then I think I’ll miss the boat and get…

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Justice

I’ve caressed many a handcuff just resisting arrest stuff, but I was chained anyway on the day that we met, under her guard now and how much I love it, wow why did it take so long?…

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On holiday

it’s the way that you do things and the faces you make and your words that play music that keeps me awake. how long the night seems when I have only the dreams here for company…

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Noughts and Crosses

She came at me, notwithstanding our chemistry with a battering ram to take down the man, her shakedown in my hometown incredible? attractively so, but I did fight you know and I didn’t exactly choose to lose but these things are sent to try us. She still comes at me adding a touch of insanity…

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Scenic routes

It’s always when you don’t expect or least suspect you’ll find the one and then connect with him or her I only think that’s fair we all know what it’s like to be alone, one on our own, but it’s true you’ll find the one for you and the one for you will find you…

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Adequate etiquette

We’re not supposed to say that you can’t do a thing today because they say, that it’s not politically correct I do it anyway and every which or other way just to stick two fingers to the man who thinks that he can tell me how to go about the business of my life. I…

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Woof

Throw me a bone and I’ll follow you home, call me or catch me if I should fall throw me a bone and I am all yours…

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In black and white

I see you in a sari made from satin on safari with a Nikon up the Yukon and I picture this while waiting so, waiting for the yes or no, follow me and I will show you quality, don’t confuse with quantity. I have this nagging suspicion that wishful thinking will sink me, but I…

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Picking petals

I have it when I’m not with it then I lose track, looking back it was always thus, someone said, is it the hippocampus? now how the fuck would I know the answer to that? I take a squint at the small print, don’t see any clues, they’re just trying to confuse me like they always…

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Fifteen island apart

can you feel me on your lips on the tips of my toes do you like this kiss? ah surrender, that’s what I miss when you’re away. So I dream I mean the fantasy that you’re here with me. can you feel me?…

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The breaking of a heart

I’m not alive now although I survive, how I could not say. when every day is just another way to die I won’t try to live. but it’s alright I can cope the night though, devoid of hope I know it well…

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Love affairs

The first leads you on to the next one and the next and we all know where that leads, don’t we? but we fool ourselves like wrinkles fool the skin we live in, When happy endings are not scripted at the beginning and we leave things to fate I hate that don’t you.? but I’m a…

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Interested parties

I wanted to hear you breathing waited for your call you never told me that the last one was it and all I was going to get. but I still hear you getting near to me and breathing. words to conjugate to and if I start to rhyme here I’ll do time here that’s for…

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Continental shifts

It’s only then when you’re being swept along by the hands of the clock and the song brings you back to the moment you first heard her and you swear that you met her in an Algerian café, only then you remember it was back in Montmartre where she left you a small part of…

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Dinner for one

On an island dressing for a thousand more, on a beach at low tide walking the shore, feeling like Crusoe or the pen of Defoe the thoughts come and go like the days, and they’re speaking German which I don’t understand I want my Mother not the Fatherland. What love, A pearl from some Eastern…

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Third base

She snatches me from the jaws of disaster and my heart beats a little bit faster, my pulses race. She catches my eye every time I walk by, how amazing is ‘Amazing Grace’ Another me in another time would have taken the time to run a mile from her smile but there’s only me here…

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First timers

What were we like her and me? were we pulsating with energy as we broke through the rainbow? watching the others watching the grass grow? what were we like? On the first rung behind the gymnasium where she taught me to climb. and in no time at all there was no time at all. I had a diary to…

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The restoration

Strumming off the cuff diamond but rough I die every time. and every time she brings me back again for one more painful refrain. I write love in short bursts the scarred romance in thirsts which I long to quench and the notes send shivers to bend my spine one time a thousand times it’s…

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