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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