Unnecessary details

I could play violin for you or knock out a hymn or two just give me a clue what you’d like. A gravy boat sailed at dawn into the eye of a storm and that was the day Jesus was born, coincidence? She winks at me thinks I’m Nijinsky and plays the piano like Rachmaninov…

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The execution of hope

There are inmates in outpatients and patients in side wards with ingrowing toenails, Doctors who mumble old people who stumble apple crumble at lunchtime a woodbine for the smoking room which doubles as a lead lined tomb for when the X-ray’s run wild. He has no compunction in diagnosing dysfunction I wonder who died and…

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The Rotherhithe tunnel

It takes cement to make a gent and I’ve been chewing bricks since nineteen fifty six that’s an awful lot of brick dust. They say, needs must when the Devil rides, time and tides and other adages that make no sense to me. I always listen carefully, but it’s in one ear and out the…

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Sabres rattle

Can we ever be sure that the intention was pure or are we the poorer for doubting?   I see a North Korea everywhere I look, a different name, but it’s the same old game they play.   There’s not a table big enough to sit around and talk over stuff, such nonsense as there…

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Map reading for zombies

  One needs a moral compass to tell you what does not go where,   but this society hell bent on impropriety doesn’t seem to care where they put their what does not go there…

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