When the mountain calls

Untamed hair and shaggy beard, it’s like the sixties came back and bit you which is fine if you’re looking for a quick fix or a few trips but this is the twenty-first and we’re coming in third. The dark ages seemed much lighter. Cut and run? well, I would do, but that’d be really…

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Not what it seems to be.

Not what it seems to be. We got to get hooked up to the detonator and get ready to pull the plugs. Dragged down tagged and bagged we’re being shipped out, dissent and you’re screwed agree and they’ll use you. We need the locks off the shocks on, open the blocks up and we’ll be…

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Cheerfully bright

The rain washes everything away except for the tins, now empty but once full of drunken dreams leaving grey streets splashed with their colourful names, sun glinting off aluminium rings and a bird sits on the branch of a dead tree and sings like only a bird can a tin can an old man listens,…

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Repetitive strains

Jumped sprightly out of bed and it’s Wednesday, she read the news online, I made tea. It’s raining, I thought, because it was raining, nothing strange about that. The day stretches out like a cat it’s already wearing me down, I made more tea. Hearing the seagulls, but I don’t think it’s the sea those…

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Screams in silence

Back to gluetube you watch, drinking beer and disappear into a never ending series of what was trending some year or other that you no longer remember…

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Faintly familiar

It’s pissing it down in #lockdowntown it was a year ago, this light is good for artists but what use is it to me it is so bloody grey I can’t see the day in front of me. Channeling my energy and the channel turns into a sea and the sea shifts into an ocean…

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…and in the blue corner

I never listen to the whispers from the conmen on street corners and prefer instead the barkers down the markets in East London. the same thing is always the same we need a change new picture gilt frame. Language. she spoke in several tongues I stuck to my guns and was shot down, speaking English…

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Cobra spit

Rise and shine time is whatever time you want it to be, mine’s in about three weeks’ time. The longer this continues the more confused I’ll be. We know today is Monday and tomorrow will follow on but can you remember Saturday and has it all gone wrong? are we living in hope or in…

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Zeus and Co.

For whom the gods would anoint let them point me in the right direction, the image shows me true perfection as through the looking glass I go, and we’ve all gone through a thing or two and lived to tell the tale we’ve all been at the devil’s door once and sometimes more. virtual coins…

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Milk stout

You can cry and you can pray but you’re not going out to play today. I wanted to go to the park and feed the ducks but who gives two crumbs about that? ( no swearing on Sunday even if it would rhyme) So it’s Ludo or Cluedo. she says strip poker is out of…

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After dinner mint

Chimneys like sentries watching aerials on duty as the River Lea catches the tide at Bow Creek, and now we’re all super cameras with eyes on the rooftops, the bus stops, the cop shops and the ‘wooden tops’, but we don’t call cops by that name anymore, don’t do no wrong if you can’t do…

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It’s an isolation thing

No one just wakes up and takes up mountaineering, one has to work one’s way to the top, I climbed up and took up origami. crushed into the borders where the wallflowers grow I ought to know how it feels to be left on the shelf. but I woke up and broke out spoke out…

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Lucky dip

Hanging on in here when I want to be hanging out out there, is nothing fair? Two days of sunshine and that’ll be our summer. Missing all those good folks with the bad jokes like our David, but I mentioned him before (in dispatches during the war) Dinner time or tea time? it depends on…

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Light a candle, watch it burn

Let’s put in place a system just in case we’re all caught short, let’s vaccinate the entire state, pick your poison make your date I think I’ll wait, I had my jabs and sugar lumps way back in god knows when don’t believe if ever that I’ll have them once again. Oh, how wrong! I…

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Blanket coverage

It costs more than money staying in when it’s sunny and another piece of me drops off and dies. Blue skies blue eyes everything’s grey. How to proceed to succeed without weed (ha I don’t smoke that) but we have to get through it together apart distanced, does it break your heart too?…

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On leaving Thursday

Sleep? the night won’t let me in case the day breaks in to get me and we all know what days do don’t we?…

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Tapping keys

What happens when you run out of things to see? No more ‘I Spy’ when your eyes have seen it all no more football on the pitch, but there’s always one more stitch to drop one more handball at the ‘Kop’ all’s not lost or not lost yet? I bet there are other games to…

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Grapevines

I hope you know that we’re all being screwed, politics spewing their lies the deployment of ‘no vacancies’ they are chewing us up to spit us out and then we’ll be shipped out employment’s a myth it never existed, we’ve been fixed on a treadmill but the rumours persisted and we took them as facts…

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Ptolemy and monopoly

Why do you think that it’s Wednesday? The stars left a pathway that no one can walk on, the universe teeters on the edges of reason and I want a coffee but it’s all relative and that’s the get out of jail card…

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No exit

we’re here on the map and here we will stay you can burn all the signposts no one is going that way…

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