The Phoenician and the fixer

‘Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante, had a bad cold…’but now, I wonder was it Covid? You’d think that her with the Tarotwould know,but no, she didn’t have a clue, shemight have even thought it was the flu’,she should have seen it coming…

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Furloughed

Call it a holidaybut what a wayto spend it, keeping your distancein case they’re infected,staying indoorsand it is as I suspectednot a holiday at all,all we need is a ball and chainand it’s a Christmas Carolall over again. Ghosts in the ceilingpasta in the kitchena shilling in the meterwhich innew moneyis five pence, nothing makes…

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What we do

That’s okayyou don’t have to suck your stomach inyou don’t have to breathe out orbreathe inyou can just stop livingno one’s watchingno one’s givinga damn. I’d say, tospite themdo everything a million timesand do it all again, live as if you mean it…

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Whistles

You try to look respectableand end up looking miserablebecauseit all becomes uncomfortablewhen you step outside the zone, but if you never docan you say,you really lived? Some manage fortunes and somecan’t manage a smile,which are you?…

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Bendy toys

Throw them a lifeline tied to a landmine,pull on and let’s watch them blow. if it seems like a good deal, too good to be true,hold on to your breath and I’ll watch you turn blue, nothing’s for nothingwe pay in the endeven for those who palm it offon their‘flexible friend. never regret if you…

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