Talking to Cochise

The first one does not followand the last one does not lead,but generally speakingin the game, ‘follow my leader’we’re all leaders, we’re all followersand so it follows that if life imitates artand life’s a gamewe are followers and leadersat the same timewhich is certainly an art…

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This will be a fine day

it’s the wind-up to the weekendwhenthough weakened we feel strongerand the longer this day carries onthe stronger we become, butI won’t be going anywhereCovid’s given me a scare,it will be snakes and ladders,Cluedo, ludo and we all knowthese are games we play, and wine at the end of a fine dayis fineinmoderation…

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10 green bottles

losing your marbles, aged six istotally different from losing yourmarbles, aged sixty,trust meI know. things that make you cry and you think you’re going to die if they happen once again,things that make you wince with pain and things that make you laugh with joy, That box full of blue is the window you look…

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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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The regime

I’m going to stop getting old and I’ll play something else, find another good game on the good game shelf. Just a number they told me but I noticed they only told the old me, rotten bastards,…

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Three card slick.

I am the original the prequel the sequel all singing dancing rhyming and if all things are equal then I am…

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Wtf #62

When you’re talkin’ to yourself and find the chit chat quite amusin’ and the others listen to you but they blame it on the boozin’ I’m excusin’ them for that…

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Counting backwards

ip dip sky blue remember who played the game with you. And if you try to deny me the debt that falls due it’ll be ip dip sky blue. Backtrack to the coal sack and the smoking fires. don’t fly around the flames dive in head first get there before you feel the pain. ip…

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Waiting for sunrise

I play Ludo but I haven’t a clue though about how the rules go. Mr’s Bun is from a happy family apparently there are families more than happy to put their faces on playing cards. The coffee kicks in my eyes start to pin and you think I’m high. There was no chemical element abused…

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Unmade

Hung up on a hang up, some things are hard to get over. forever sliding down snakes when ladders are in short supply I keep throwing the dice keep trying to be nice but the anger is building, I know that anger like Lego are mere bricks from the get go weighing me down. I…

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Here we go

innuendo you’d think nudge, nudge, wink, wink, back in the day that’s all we had to play with and Action Man, mustn’t forget him. Playing with Sindy or Barbie was much more fun Mum raised an eyebrow wondering what now? ‘Tales of the unexpected;…

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The pixies

Towering blocks that rise above blocks that nestle below and below them smaller blocks the pixies have gone all hail the rise of the Pokémon. We’re all on the tilt side and society lied when it said life’s not a game…

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Tracing diamonds

Sharp edges as glass cracks and eyes looking back through the prisms of jigsaw shards where clowns laugh through the madness of tormented lips Lulu sips her champagne she’s seen it all and it’s all the same broken and reset only to get broken but now she’s smoking’ crystal cuts through paper trails and sails…

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More from the dumpster

Pain flickers like a candle flame licking at old wounds and opening closed doors it fails in the end to move me and I stay rooted to the spot. Got to keep what I’ve got even the pain. If you see the sun why not tell it to come or am I waiting here in…

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Parlour play

You’d know if it was Cluedo by the body in the library, it’s good he knew the difference between real life and a game all the same the body was dead and rigor had set in, which gave the time of death at a breath after five. Miss Marple had she not been fictional would have…

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Faith

    She has the contours that allure me, handcuffs to secure me   I think I’ll be safe…

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