Take two twice daily

In a moment of electrifying claritywhen you realise that you’re asplit personality and so you sit downwith yourself for a cup of teaand understand they’ll be comingto take ‘we’ away…

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Chef on board

Beans?seems like a compromisebecause when I set my eyesupon those savoury piesonly to realisethat the calorie count wouldtake me past my recommendeddaily amountwhichmeans to mebeans for tea…

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Charlies angles

Do you remember when Friday was exciting,when you couldn’t wait to finish workand plug the night in? we’re all adrift now, thecastaway and every dayis just a day,no special nights at all. Tinged by despair unhinged but hanging therewe wonder should we fallwould there be a safety net?…

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Treats

Life is like a chocolate biscuityou love it and when you get near to the end of ityou wait a bit because youdon’t want to eat the last bitand then you doand then it’s gone,but the taste of it isleft on your tongue…

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Oil on water

Continue to be amused by the antics of lunatics and you’ll be joining them in the lockdown ward which is open to visitors on Sundays unless it’s not and this is not how it’s supposed to be said the Earl of Montgomery whose real name was Bill and who had been ill with delusions for…

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On the beach

I loved the ponies too,but they weren’t really ponieswe knew they were donkeys,nodding as they didwatching the Sun as it slidacross the bay. Yesterday is always so far away…

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The nervous neurons

They may refer to it as a ‘road map’ as if this is just another journey, but we all know that at the moment we’re not allowed to travelso what use is a map?come to think of itwhat use is a road? it’s just another soundbite to overload the signals that your brains try hard…

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Coral sea

Working things out in my head when the bed looks more inviting and the windows are letting the light in and I’m working things out in my head, exercising mentally to keep my mental faculties on top form. it’s a bit like long division when you’re sitting on a logarithm and algebra drops in for…

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Other ideas

The best way to begin a day is to plan a way to escape the night,makea blueprintsprint through the morning andcolour your afternoon in shadesof summer blooms, but first,you have to get out of the bedroomand crawl to the bathroomthen into the scullery( scullery? that’s the old school leaking out of me ) coffee, more…

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Lemon dressing

Pancake day,slap it on andwipe it off,everything is theatre. oh!not that kind of pancake?…

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Wells

What if they came from the dim and distant to make our futures non-existent,what could we do? thoughts like these make me uneasy,butwhat if they’re true?…

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Silver plated

and then we materialise or do we re-materialise and appear as ourselvesor as somebody else in someone’s eyes? and someone’s always got their eyes on uswatching for that flicker. I walk the dog orthe dog walks me?and we get to where we’re goingeventually. Sunday,breakfast on the balconyand fingers of froststirring my tea. Lunacy…

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The 14th

Did they pour in like a flood and cover you in kisses, did you get at least one, did you send one to the missus? Valentine,that day to remember you forgot to send a card…

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Medication

I took my tablets,the white one which is the end of night one,the red one, the get me out of bed onethe green one which is a new one and the blue onewhich used to be the new one before the green one. I think the green one is an M&M…

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Meteorillogical report

They saidit was minus 1,but when I lookedI was still herejust me orplus me,not minus anythingas far as I can see. it’s cold, on that I’ll agreebut not minus 1more like minus 3plus meof course…

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daybreak

I think we had snow in the nightit’s bum freezin’ cold and thestreets are all white,yes,we definitely had snow in the night. I dreamt of hot spots,lots of them…

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Too many genies and not enough lamps

There’ll be more new than old,althoughhow that’s going to workI will wait to be told. Anyhowwe have to do the neweven if we don’t like changeand when we do the newit’ll become old and we’reused to that. I guess we can’t tootle alongas if everything’s rightwhen there are lots of things wrong, so new is…

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