Benchmarks

I wanna strike up conversations with strangers in stations, watch stars from the hilltops, drink in bars until the dawn drops in and the sun sings songs of summer. In the cellar, it’s always cooler and the light shines a little slower, my eyes take time to follow where my feet are sometimes treading. These…

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All’s well that…

When you had that first inkling saw the light twinkling in the eyes of your beholder when he told ya what he told ya and how old were ya then? How you built your fortifications and how his frustrations built. before we both knew the years flew away and here we are today together…

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Trips around the circle

  If I had… ..yeah, yeah a penny for every time.. ..well I’ve heard that one before, but you haven’t and you’re still poor.   My poverty is someone’s riches! and I’m still thinking about that,     These are states of mind and we all have them when we want them and sometimes even…

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The possible optimist

    When they say, ‘in the not too distant’ I wonder, how far does the future extend? and if it’s more than a days walk I don’t think I’ll bother at least ’til next Summer when the weather is warmer…

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Him and I

    Talks in Aramaic paints in acrylic, a mixture of language and time in his hands.   Stands in the corner watches the curvature, the universe he spies never lies.   Building scale models of historical figures from matchsticks he found in the ashtrays of tutors.   And you’ll make a fuss, say that…

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Church windows

    If Jesus truly wants me to be a Sunbeam, it’s time he made me a star.   Now, if he or she doesn’t smote me or smite me I think we might have a deal…

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Crumplestiltskin

    Handsome, and some and scandalously so.. ‘…go on, you’re a swan’   At the dawn of time we woke, you spoke,   the alarm went off the lights came on, the industrial revolution and then we were gone and only the nursery rhymes remained…

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Resignation

    Stepping over drunkards who sang their psalms into the cracks that fell through sidewalks, (he talks with spirits)   I settled in the corner seat on the high street deli’ which sells salt beef on rye and watched the world go by as one is wont to do.   An hour or two…

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Loss adjustment

  The wife told me, it had to go, the jacket was so old and tatty, but you know to me it was a friend. I held a farewell service put it in a plastic bag now life doesn’t seem the same. And I suppose another jacket will want to take its place she said…

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Too much sugar

    Chemically unbalanced, slightly unhinged.   hanging on by a loose thread or it could be a cannon, but hanging on because as crazy as the crazy do I’m waiting here for you.   Over to the overture on the underpass and I’m not sure that this idea’s the best,   there’s a one-armed…

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Eventually

    Details printed on the.. …people want a written explanation,   I can’t eat everything that is placed before me and waste more than I want.  …

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Holidays

Skegness not to be confused with Loch Ness, although to be fair there are monsters there…

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The meetups

    Though we knew it was Rio we didn’t like to say so,   I saw her in Dresden she was drinking tequila in the Louisengarten   and later at the Club Koralle I made a pal for life,   but we both knew it was Rio where the movements we made were so…

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10

I kissed Sharon Stone or was it the Blarney Stone?…

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It will soon be later

    I supposed it a Thursday and a Thursday it be, I should have supposed Christmas under the tree.   In the shallows of an Autumn morn where the silver light of day is spawned and the golden cries of childhood born, I am torn out of my sleep.   And nothing can protect…

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Leaders

    Someone and probably nearly everyone is or are being fooled by the old school tie brigade, how long can a debate last? well that’s debatable,   I liken it to, how many pigs dinners does it take to make a pigs dinner of it?   This is turning into a debacle, but did…

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Films for life

    The revolution is a part of the Matrix and we’ve been fixated with the idea that it’s real, but it’s a piece of the dream, something we need, something that’s fed down the battery lead,   We don’t bleed anymore, we only exude.   And, because I like and, we’re fused into the…

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The visitors

    Looking at lilacs as the hour of midnight comes near and like my poetry, unclear, but I write,   And on the podium where opium is a pipe dream I lean into the light that I see.   Me! screamed someone I knew and it was me.   Always damn daffodils always them…

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Captive

Held against my will on a tube train stuck at Tower Hill ( it’s actually West Ham ) waiting for a signal, but I always am. Phone TFL.Gov love says the lady next to me calls are not free says I. There’s a limit to the limitless, that which they don’t want you to know…

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The toffee tree

It’s the end of the days light just before the night drops in when you can hear a pin fall and the cats call that I like the most, that’s if you’re interested at all. And it’s the same in the morning when dawn creeps along with the shadows which makes my spine tingle that…

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