Collectables

In the top drawer underneath the handkerchievesare the missiles, (forgive me), missivesthat you sent to give me hopeevery one of them, and I keep them for I might need them inthe future…

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Sixteen silver pieces

If you could have seen throughthe eyes that saw youyou’d have seen that I adored you, things that were and were not to beshould be the things that were notallowed to see. God loves a joke…

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What does anything mean?

I would like to keep chickens, ones that lay Faberge eggs. Beet Boop says, out of the loop? you were never in it. That’s the trouble with cartoons, Da Vinci knew and now you do too. we’re all Vitruvian men in an artists eye…

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Cod mornay for dinner

The lights go downthe room looks dimmerand the years pass by, thenthey marry you off to aZimmerand you wonder whythe years passed bywithout you noticing, if life was a jobI’d hand my notice intomorrow…

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Christmas tiers

It’d be marzipan time and hot mince pies with brandy sauce, but of course, now it won’t be, it’s not the turkey they’re stuffingit’s me…

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Hidden secrets

You don’t want to staybut you’re frightened to leaveand you’re searching for oxygenbecauseyou can’t breatheor perhapsbefore total collapseyou want to fan the flamesas you set yourself on fire…

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Epicentre

If criticism is nine points of the flawwhat are we fighting for?peace and harmony?unlikely, strife is goodso goodthere should be a strife club,and the first rule of the strife clubis? I’ll leave that up to you…

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Jailed

Lockdown,yourhome from homethis century and itsTombstone. But waitwe’re missing the cowboysaren’t we?No!look yonder to the South Bankand I think you’ll see them there. Curfew for the manyimposed by the few,which leaves the Cur,and we know where he is,but not what he’s up to…

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On the wrong frequency

Things are not going our way are they?, butwe can still do ‘the Lambeth Walk’and still talk the talk,chalk one up for us. Brexit’s the pitsor it would beif we had any, they make coal today from Legoit’s not smokeless and it costs morebutit makes it easier to build a fire…

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The Doctor will see you now

Frankensteining,a term that I heard many years ago. well I’ve sucked the life from many a good bookdrank the text, bent the spine and made thestory written inside mine. I have been the hero and villain, the willingaccomplice, the Mister and the Miss because Ididn’t want to waste anything. But that’s not Frankensteiningthat only happens…

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Mariner

Still swimming in the oceans of her eyesand every sunrise reminds me that she has depthsI have yet to discover…

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240 alternating

She short-circuited mequite casually, Ithough she’d blownall my fusesbybruising my ego,how was I knowthat this was only thebeginningandlights outhadn’t even beenmentioned…

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On point

I’m getting closer to calamitywhere stars collide with infinitythe galaxy is not a place to beespecially if you’re me…

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Ccccc, not Ovid the Roman

We shall all have one big get-togetherweather permitting,the men can play cricketand the ladiescan carry on with their knitting. There’ll be a quizboys pitting their wits against the girlsand when the girls winwhich is a foregone conclusionthere’ll be utter confusion. Tickets are one pound apiecewith fifty percent going topay off the policefor turning a blind…

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Man in a doorway 2020

His eyes became brittlespittlerunning down his chinhewants to move onbutdoesn’t know howto begin,sohe spends the daychiselling awayat his memoriestryingto forget…

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Routines

Down the country laneover the stileanother mile and thenstop for some tea. Wehave done this before a score of times,probably morebutwe don’t keep count…

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The little house on the edge of the praire

The outcomes differwhen incomes changeand poverty returnsto the homes on therange. As the wind blowsthe dustbowl growsyourbellies shrink. John Boy’s no joythere’s no goodnight’ from himtimes are grim indeed…

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What else can go Friday

..and when we thought it couldn’t get any…it didandthey hid us away for a month and today they’ll decideif they’re going to hide us again.We must have reached some expiry date in the universal shop of tricks…

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The end of the tether

Tired and tied into the wiringwhich in itself is tiring,times are trying,I’m just trying to get some clarity,but everything is higgledy-piggledywhich is fuckeree orso Tyler tells me. I used to be hotnowit’s just the fuses that burnI’m turning it inhaving a gin andgoing to bed…

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