Does it even look like you?

long hair that hangs down,bags under your eyes thatweigh you downa paunch, and that wasn’tthere before,does it really look like you? Thinking of a gym’ending up with a gin,at some pointwe have to beginto get things in order. This has been the Summerthat wasn’t,social distancing hasn’tdone anyone any favours…

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Hey Presto

I think we could do with a miracleor a miracle making man. Broken?we could resurrect the wreckedcall them perfectand pretend everything is okay. Jesus has gone to thehanging gardens ofBabylon and is nowan apprenticegardener, you just can’t trust anyoneto make your wishes cometrue…

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Hands up if you know the answer

We made it through the night we clung on tight to the pinpricks in our eyes watched the moon as it sunk and saw the sun as a rose in those gardens of the dawn where life can dream of being born to bloom. I don’t count them anymore not the nights that have gone…

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what we know now and then

We can believe they’re well fed or we can lead them to the table. he drowns near to water denying the hangman. I sit watching Babylon television on, mind off. Jericho the new way to go build a wall with the bones of your ancestors, I guess there’s plenty of those. Nostradamus haunting the alleyway…

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The snake belt

This pill we have to swallow ( and quite right, two does not make a Summer ) the harsh rules we have to follow, no shortages now the hoarders must have enough. I should have wriiten this on blotting paper but it spreads out anyway and will fade away like reflections of a memory changing…

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Could do better

I know how long a furlong is but don’t know how long a furlough is, I used to know when we called it a holiday when it was two, three or four weeks with pay but all this time on my hands weighs heavy on my heart and there doesn’t seem an end to it,…

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Dark states

More things will be opening up and more things will be closing down, an interesting turn of the turn of the screw but what can we poor people do? I see well read people well fed people and well dead people, we try to ignore those but I still see them. when it happens we…

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Routine maintenance

It will do or it will die, but to do it we must try because in the trying on of to do right not wrong we shall see what fits what suits us best and this is not a test this is what it is and that’s all, you must make your mind up take…

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Wands

Who would believe that such a thing could be? me me me. There are only magic tricks in the Emerald City and Wizards to green with envy to care, ninepin munchkins folding napkins, forever waiting, but no one freewheels into this place, I believe because I can and because the imaginative mechanisms that work for…

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Due process

Tuesday falls which is no surprise, everything’s falling, and time that flies flies no more, unless I’m mistaken which I could easily be…

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New Jerusalem

Living a life that’s a ruin and putting that smile on so how are you doing? fine fine just dawdling over time creating things to do and tell me how are you? little pleasantries social niceties but I’m feeling ill at ease I guess it’s just my age…

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Episode 4

The clock coughs up another minute and the day seems to think I should fit right in it, but before seven, eyes closed, I’m outside the entrance to whatever heaven awaits me. Tuesday. Just when you get the hang of a day it shifts and again you start floating away, nothing is here to stay…

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Screams in silence

Back to gluetube you watch, drinking beer and disappear into a never ending series of what was trending some year or other that you no longer remember…

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Faintly familiar

It’s pissing it down in #lockdowntown it was a year ago, this light is good for artists but what use is it to me it is so bloody grey I can’t see the day in front of me. Channeling my energy and the channel turns into a sea and the sea shifts into an ocean…

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Land of hope and anchors

‘We’ll meet again’ ah but when will that be, between here and eternity which I believe is somewhere in Battersea or Swansea? We’ll all be late because getting out of the habit of getting up like a rabbit and hopping along makes us lazy. well they can only shoot me or give me the boot,…

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On that theme

..and then you wonder what did I get upset for what did it get me? further along the road to a coronary? but how easy it is to get.. upset because my shoes are too tight upset because the lighting’s not right the dinner’s too hot the water’s too cold upset because I’m getting too…

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Watching from the tower

Who in their wildest imagination could foresee the population in a lockdown situation? I see blue skies with no vapour trails vast oceans bereft of sails and snails because it’s quite damp outside. Realism has a habit of creeping in but fantasy when times are grim is one of life’s little pleasures…

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Knitting notches

These rattling bones like the Rolling Stones, are too old too but young enough to.. Tuesday Weld and who remembers her? one of my favourites along with Cher and Danny La Rue, but who remembers him? I’m just twiddling my thumbs until the all-clear comes…

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Sketching

Too much might does not make a right, is that wrong of me? Languishing and not on a tropical. no sunbathing here. There are too many captains and several directions to take . The old waiters wear gaiters and write orders in Braille, dinner may take some time…

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