People I knew

He carves a notch on his liver for every day he doesn’t give a damn. The bottle’s another enemy but one he cannot see. And his eyes are yellowed like a fabled beast. He’ll either die or pass this way again because It takes a brave or broken man to save himself…

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Want

Searching for a spirit guide the one I had died…

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Bluer Peter

Suddenly, we thought that pasta was the holy grail, toilet rolls made ships that sail and spaghetti, wait, don’t interrupt, let me finish, and spaghetti was a lifeline. in time because there will be time, we’ll muse over this and call it the great divider or the divine disassociation…

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Long weights

Someday it’ll be that Monday and we’ll all be set free, back to the prisons of penury, the sanctimonious would use the word parsimonious because penury isn’t dainty, let them paint me a cross upon the door where I live God doesn’t give a toss and I’m at a loss as to how to explain…

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The seven minute lemon

In most cases a shortage in some cases an outage and they rage against a system? I must have missed them when they did that or perhaps I was asleep. Taking it in my stride I’m going to hide underneath the duvet until this crisis goes away. but on a serious note B sharp, take…

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Something in the air

‘This has been prophecised, this is set in stone,’ my advice, quit your moaning, pick up a hammer and smash the stone in, we make our own prophecies, have faith…

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The book of ruminations

I should be glad time’s moving slowly but anyone who knows me knows that cannot be the truth. I wander through Picasso blue my shadow wanders with me, I wonder where I’m going my shadow wonders too…

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The newer Jerusalem

Assimilate? we can’t even congregate, the tower block’s locked down looks like the ‘Borg’ have landed in town…

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Terminates at positive

It seems like years ago since it was Monday and we’ve still some way to go so get used to it clean a bit cook hmm what rhymes with cook oh yes look out, out of the window at what’s in store for when the all clear is given and thank your lucky stars that…

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Tuned in

He thinks as we get older that the bible is a comforter, each to their own, but my table’s a little broader and the sorts of things I place there do not include a bible, but they do include a faith which keeps me warm on chilly evenings. I don’t need to read about good…

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The Corona chronicles

As we came in so shall we go out. crying? There have been situations in those vacant columns where we once stood for all the good that did us. On my tombstone please chisel the collected works line by line verse by verse of William Shakespeare and don’t worry I’m in no hurry to take…

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Hot water bottle

On the B side we have the seaside donkey rides slides ghost trains hook-a-duck come and try your luck hoopla hoorah. Zebedee, well he would spoil the fun off on the magic roundabout run. Bedtime after a fine day, still want to play? count the monsters under the bed hide in the blankets cover your…

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The eighth green bottle

Ah! I am the artist and the ministry of all that could be wrong with me. you’re not alone but no one is coming. the footsteps you hear, is your fear receding? (my hair did that once) and once again I thought it was Wednesday turned out that it’s Thursday tomorrow is Friday and I’m…

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Ink splatter

Disinformation misinformation what in tarnation is going on? Medication education isolation procrastination what in tarnation is going on? Solitary solo she’s eaten the last Rolo can things get any worse…

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Tombs

Eventually, the sun goes down even here in lockdown town, I watch as the night builds its ogres then snuggle down in lockdown town, No sleep, though my eyes close my mind opens and my breathing is slow as if saving itself for the morning…

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Mariners and mermaids

An albatross to hang with all the others, everything smothers me except for the tranq’ and the tranq is like money in the bank a bottle full of quiet that lets me go quietly down the tubes. I’m a dream or in a dream or maybe not a dream it could be real and that’s…

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A portion of apportioning

I have heard people say that it’s their fault not his fault or her fault but their fault, but who is at fault, him, her, them, their? eeny meeny no! it’s them and it’s always them. well them had better be rowing the boat or it’s overboard for them and them better float or it’s…

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Revolutions per mind

Watch this spiral going viral and that’s how they’ll hypnotise you, call it Karma, call it Asian Flu’ but if you watch the spiral everything’s viral. It’s a manufactured vortex they’ll suck you in and break your necks, Facebook’s on the list of do’s and did and we’ll get rid of it. Watch nothing be…

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Sketching

Too much might does not make a right, is that wrong of me? Languishing and not on a tropical. no sunbathing here. There are too many captains and several directions to take . The old waiters wear gaiters and write orders in Braille, dinner may take some time…

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