Gitanes blue

She threaded her way into my smoke rings and spoke signals which hung in the air, in her neoprene tights she flexed through the nights, but when I looked there was nobody there…

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Pied pipers

I remember him, the overnight sensation took twenty seven years for his dreams to come to fruition, what was his name? They erected statues to him in every city centre still can’t remember his name and now, there are new kids on the rock piping dreams we see them the young men rushing to get…

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Butterflies

Bri-nylon and polyester yesterday. we did wear them sta-prest string vest tank tops pop socks went to town looking for all the world like half a crown and change for chips on the way home, if I listen carefully I can still hear my dad groan when he saw us, ‘you look like the fairy…

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Fairytale castles and watchtowers

They were drinking white wine or spritzers I was at the pictures watching a rerun of a rerun of an old one, which I hadn’t seen before but for half a crown I expected more, they had the right idea the right place but the wrong year and somewhere near a cat was wailing, not…

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Getting off

Incidentally I have not bobbed for apples in a very long time ago when I was much younger, (you know how that feels) right? when the stars of the night held me spellbound and the ground that I walked on was virgin (to me) and the future was, well the future was what it would…

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Refraction

What does the mirror know? that’s not me. it could be a future memory but it’s definitely not me, it’s telling me about the elderly but I’m not there yet, get thee away from me Satan I’m waiting on the young boy John…

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Another Rushmore

Eyes that cut into the granite of his face, not a hair out of place. walk this way to the end of the day take five for a smoke a joke the tales we tell and sell me the contents of your leather valise. knife crime? loved ones can’t wake ’em when they’re taken, a…

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Summer ’74

Those were the shadows I came across, the guru weighed me off as a dead loss, but Kathmandu saw the real me seeing you for the first time. Not enough time for the mountains we knew how to climb so marking time by the peanuts that stacked up in the bar room we talked of…

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Memory card

I used to be younger a long time ago and now I just hunger for what I don’t know. I blow the dandelion clock it tells of a time when time moved so slow and now I just hunger for what I don’t know…

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Blood pressure

I didn’t sign the declaration and I didn’t after due and careful consideration which is legalese for, I tossed it in the bin. We’ve all seen the writing on the wall uninformed gibberish misspelt rubbish youth! send ’em down the mines oh wait Thatcher closed them, send ’em to sea oh wait no fuckin’ navy…

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Reversing forward

Youthfulness hides in the folds of my skin knock, knock, knocking but it can’t get in and somewhere in there there’s a shout it’s the youth locked inside and it cannot get out. Dilemma’s like comma’s arrive in wrong places, wrong times and my spine’s getting shorter I’m caught in the trap being kept in…

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Events

If you believe in the hype or really any type of sensationalism you’d believe pigs could fly and why I ask would they want to do that? You’d believe the earth was flat and join a society. Personally I’d lock you in solitary, Think. I do it at times, think. in case you were wondering…

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The rigged wheel

In that beginning we were young fun was a new thing in that beginning and in all the beginning again after, always after comes a new beginning, but it’s never the same we could never recapture the fun, the youth and the truth is a new beginning is just the Devil grinning at me clutching…

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