..and then there is this

What about life? Well I can tell you I’m not doing it again. Perhaps though we will return in that reincarnation thing and if we do what happens to the Fat lady, will she ever get to sing?…

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Looking for a golden star

When I fail ( because we all do ) will you be there? ( because you always have been ) never to see you and forever to be the one who is in your debt and yet you are in everything I do, and I wonder if Amen is gender-fluid…

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Last rites

We live in the moment sputniks and soylent Bikini and Cuba the Bermuda triangle and we’re all looking for that angle that Isosceles patented. The bell rings and we quicken our pace sit and say, Grace, eat what we’re given be thankful we’re living in the moment. And I’ve had more moments that I’d sooner…

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Saturday matinee

We idolise lionise, then criticise and demonise, build ’em up and knock ’em down, everyone’s a winner then a loser, you couldn’t choose a better life?…

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Thoughts on a budget

Never believe it is Autumn until you see the leaves falling or in Winter until the snow comes, believe only that Spring grows hope amongst the daffodils and Summer is the kiss that awakens us…

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Denmark smells sweeter

This being not what it’s cracked up to be we conclude that it must be a tragedy, and Faust writes a note to agree with the vote. In ‘that other place’ my face doesn’t fit and never will, not as long as they sit on their arses and waffle on as if nothing is wrong…

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T minus..

As is so often I am in my own company, solitary, alone on the balcony, calculating the odds as to how God’s going to receive me and believe me when I say, it’s not going good for me, well, not if Old Nick gets his way, such are the things that occupy my mind…

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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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Joy

Friday and I’m free a whole weekend for things to do and places to be, for people to meet and sights to see it’s Friday and I’m free yippee…

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The club

the lookout looks out and sees through stone eyes the sunrise the sunset yet nothing moves him. There is no warning the earthquake will come the red tiles will fall the lookout will see it all and say nothing. we go on trying living dying statues see everything…

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All’s well that…

When you had that first inkling saw the light twinkling in the eyes of your beholder when he told ya what he told ya and how old were ya then? How you built your fortifications and how his frustrations built. before we both knew the years flew away and here we are today together…

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Resignation

    Stepping over drunkards who sang their psalms into the cracks that fell through sidewalks, (he talks with spirits)   I settled in the corner seat on the high street deli’ which sells salt beef on rye and watched the world go by as one is wont to do.   An hour or two…

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The visitors

    Looking at lilacs as the hour of midnight comes near and like my poetry, unclear, but I write,   And on the podium where opium is a pipe dream I lean into the light that I see.   Me! screamed someone I knew and it was me.   Always damn daffodils always them…

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The toffee tree

It’s the end of the days light just before the night drops in when you can hear a pin fall and the cats call that I like the most, that’s if you’re interested at all. And it’s the same in the morning when dawn creeps along with the shadows which makes my spine tingle that…

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Eleven steps

    When I become the colours of the sun that shine through Autumn and her hair I will be there in every rainbow watching rain blow with the wind.   Willing back the sand that drops so casually from the glass she holds within her hand, I stand with my arms outstretched, my head…

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Unfinished

  Standing in line and just a wait to be connected something feels fine so I guess I’ve been directed  to where the grass grows green to where I’m going to be living the dream and the operator says, in a moment I’ll be with you you’ve waited long enough to get what I’m going…

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Timeless

    Doing very well, so, who’s looking in the mirror at a ne’er do well?   the twain do meet along the path.   The sun cleaving its way through the covering of cloud.   The morning shouting the day out loud.   doing very well thank you very much…

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Algebra

    The first rule is read the rules (only fools don’t) then if you don’t like them disregard them,   The World is owned by a very few men who make these rules to satisfy them.   of course you must have a code something to live by as you travel life’s road,  …

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Bikini atoll

    Underneath the cardboard sheets crashed down on the concrete streets, the heart still beats the mind engages the mouth rages at the injustice done   for some who do not see that could have been you it used to be me.   Summer arrives.   warmer now no need for the duvet of…

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