Games of patience

It becomes increasingly unclear as to how near the end we actually are, perhaps I should get in my car and ask them In Durham. If like me you are self isolating, suffocating under the suggestion that we’re not taking this seriously, there’s nothing we can do but get on with it, and isolate a…

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Mind the Gap

Seeing as it will be as it will be there’s a certain fragility about my mental state and its ability to recover from this isolation. Vodka only exacerbates these mental states and does nothing for my current situation Calamitous? I should say so fed up with indoors nowhere to go, I wish it was Christmas…

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Lucky dip

Hanging on in here when I want to be hanging out out there, is nothing fair? Two days of sunshine and that’ll be our summer. Missing all those good folks with the bad jokes like our David, but I mentioned him before (in dispatches during the war) Dinner time or tea time? it depends on…

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Curried chicken at a guess

Nowhere is the new in place, the last time I was nowhere nobody wanted to go there and now everybody is where I used to be, Where’s nowhere, you ask nowhere’s anywhere is my reply. It’s a bit like lonely but more cheerful because it’s homely and that’s where the heart is. Dinner’s cooking, but…

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Losing the thread

The faces come out through the wall again, lockdown town means nothing to them one more corner to turn and then more faces come out through the wall again. They never really went away I never supposed that they would, I’m watching them now as they grin at me I think that they’ve come back…

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There have been no ships today

from my vantage point on spy top hill I watched until the sun went down, this is my punishment, marooned, cast aside by society to live a lonely life, there have been no ships today, Yesterday there were no ships tomorrow there could be, but there might not be, I have started to build a…

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Part of the union

..so they’re asking, ‘how are you doing John?, as if I’ve been ill. Isolation’s nothing new I was alone for years no one asked me then or shed any tears anyway I tell them, ‘I’m good’ happy in lots of ways days filled with the love of a fine lady could maybe do with more…

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Motif

He wonders if it’s a lockdown or a shakedown, either way, he has to stay put. Some say it’s the fault of 5G gee, that’s a bit of a stretch. Some say it’s divine retribution and some would love it to be. Some are in solitary mostly involuntary we’re all writing a soliloquy and wanting…

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Pancakes for breakfast

If all you ever wanted was the want of wanting more then want no more, your company in isolation and by the window boxes of a now castrated nation has been noted and you are found not wanting. see! you get what you ask for and sometimes even more. I’m asking Boris for a handout…

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Padded

Isolation might be good for me to leave the confines of society and break free from what is expected of me and I could wear a tiara every day…

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The invention of worries

‘unable to connect to chat’ well that’s that then isn’t it? cut off (in my prime) Now I’ll have to talk in real time to real people. but I’ve forgotten how. Trapped by the screen and it has failed me I see a future uncertain that lays before me, what if I can’t find the…

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Views from the back end of beyond

No body language no eye contact to distract me it’s like being a monk In an abandoned monastery, with just a book to comfort me I sit silently and sift through the thoughts on these pages in front of me. I connect with introspection which is heading in the same direction and fall into the…

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Oxford bags

It is now when the evening draws in and the warmth of the day dances on the point of a pin when the chances of charity from strangers are slim and the thought of that cardboard.. …yes, that cardboard on the sidewalk by the superstore outside, the pharmacy, on the street where your breath paints…

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