Performance

I have in empty spaces played on to men with vacant faces, well placed two faced men and when they clapped I played some more. I never opened doors that shut behind me, I thought fuck the lot of them if they want me let them find me. I spouted poetry, gushing flushing out the…

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The goose booed

Like an arrow point, narrow sharp, I poke my nose in to take a gander, but it’s none of my business. I bow out. So may the rule be that what we don’t see don’t hurt. But what we feel is as real as the arrow, as plain as the nose on my face is…

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Being philosophical

The Victoria. A circuitous route to get me there where the Central line should be. “we apologise for any delay, there is a good service operating on all other routes” Circuitous where the two of us go round in circles and not on the Circle line, Yes, travel in London and you’ll have a fine…

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The next station is Stratford

(20 minute poetry) Twenty minutes, right? Twenty minutes to think of and write on this iPhone a poem, right? I do this each night when I’m here underground. It’s easy to block out the sounds of commuters who like me have found some way of setting themselves free. I write and to me it’s cathartic…

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Above the snow line

(20 minute poetry) She crept through the spyglass and into my eyes where looks passed between us that made us both blush, no rush, she said somewhere inside my head and the evening lit up like a firework bursting way up in the sky. I couldn’t die a worse death now if I didn’t taste…

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Invitation 1002

I don’t expect good God almighty to take a flight down to see me, but when the Devil is in me it might help. In his stellar capacity as the star that should guide me I think he’s falling down on the job. You may say it’s my duty absolutely to furnish my days with…

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Eye of newt

Too many Kings and not enough Queens, Halloween’s to blame for that. Everyone wants to be the devil that shocks not one of you want to dress in pretty frocks, such a shame. I knew several witches that brewed, bubbled, got drunk and troubled they stewed in their own juice, but no use I believe…

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A quantum quality

What if when we got there it had gone? what if what we went looking for had disappeared or had never been? I have seen the twinkle of a billion stars but never touched a one yet felt the gravitas of every spark that lit my moment in the dark. An electric ownership that never…

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Dreams on a pension

White light burning in the back room watching late night TV sitting on the chair. A full moon shines on this October, Winter’s coming I can feel it in the air. I become tidal in the tropics I am mangrove growing by a Southern sea. Hot sand running through my fingers, on the islands that…

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Counting raindrops

One more on the to do list to do one more thing that I have missed out One more devil to pay for and for that I will pay for no doubt. Window across the valley mist on the mountain tops the river runs ragged and slowly until this all finally stops. The chamois with…

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A pair of Kings

We walked the B roads slowly and hunted out the barns at night worked on farms or building crews and we got things just right. Not too little is just enough you don’t need stuff you don’t need, just enough for food and beer, but not enough for greed. We walked the B roads slowly…

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Blackout

There is nothing in the media and fuck all on the news someone somewhere must know something someone must have views. Lines are drawn in Palestine and crossed and drawn again, lots of places just like that all of them the same. The media will feed to you the best bits so you’ll drool, and…

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Feline friend

Blue glass cat black glass fur grey steel claws eyes everywhere. Pets are what we make them if we treat them right kittens in the daytime or monsters of the night. My pet’s a glass one can’t go wrong with a glass one no mess to clean no mean looks no glass cat crap shit…

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On the blink

He mopped his brow and sweated more, loaded up the gun and locked the door, sat down in the easy chair, easy there, and polished twenty seven silver spoons noticing the way you do that silver in a certain light looks almost blue. Steady, steady he got ready for the big kabang and then the…

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Disney Worlds

He melts into the kerbstones, some think it’s shit on the street, some throw him a look, but the eyes always cheat and see what they want and you do it too, you pretend he’s not there because you don’t want to see and the ‘please, can you spare…’ you only hear as an oath…

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Road trips

I can feel it coming, I hear the engine running. The universal hearse is on the way. If I was oblivious to what is patently obvious today would be a good day, but I’m not and I hear it, try to be brave, but I fear it, and then I wonder who’ll steer it, an…

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Insecure security

When everything’s gone will we still be here? with no possessions, no love, no hate, no fear, and how do you feel at the feet of your saviour when what’s taken away are the things that could save you? It’s commonplace to lose face in the face of adversity, there’s a degree you can get…

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Reflections of me

I met a man in Carrick, who paused and said to me, ‘the Shannon is very, very deep, but it is not the sea. I thought and thought again on this before I went to sleep and my thoughts told this to me, that what he said was also very, very deep. It seems a…

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Monday smiling

The landfills will fill and then what? We could build palaces from plastic bags! give a man a pot and pan and he’ll make a noise, ha those boys don’t give a damn, but give a dame the same and she could cook up such a treat. I made my name by washing rags and…

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Draggin’ ass

Climb aboard the gravy train, it was a boat, but that got sunk the pilot drowned and he was drunk so didn’t feel a thing. Bring some cigs and filter tips I like to smoke them cool. I have set some lips on fire and blushed bright red at dawn been naked on the altar…

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