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Lunchtime Interlude

There is Bach playing on the radio, and I am sat at the dining table, having finished my lunchtime repast, there is cabarnet shiraz in my glass, and I savour all of these moments now, now passing, now gone, only … Continue reading

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Synopsis for a Novel

I read a book once, one with a happy ending the denouement didn’t suit my mood I have to admit; the good guy won out in the end and got the gal, justice was served, the bad guys got their … Continue reading

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The Putt

Eye, ball, eye,ball eyeball; these last 3 feet on the par 4 18th, this putt for birdie, this putt for the championship; 464 yards, 1,392 feet traversed with inimitable ease leaving just these last 3; back to the practice putt, … Continue reading

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A Pile of Words x2

Of Words A Pile   They say poetry some, is of  pile words a just, rhymed not or whether, general which of in, jot don’t a give they, are are they what words but, shudder ears and reluctant though, they … Continue reading

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I, Camera

There is in the photograph you’re holding someone taking a snapshot of someone else posing for someone else’s camera – who’s being photographed by somebody taking a picture to post online, and in turn is getting snapped by others taking … Continue reading

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Broken Memories

The Chanteuse alone, crooning existential torch-lit ennui, marinaded in absinthed vocals, in the salons and bars of La Rive Gauche, domicile to flaneurs and bohemian confreres; she is wounding their hearts with visceral monotonous langour; amid smouldering pyres of  Gauloises, stygian-leafed frissons … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place

Quiet as sunlight on a window pane quiet as a snowdrop falling in winter, quiet now the Earth stands the Earth stands still; all our years have passed us by and are gone into the abyss of nostalgia; Every waking … Continue reading

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Sclerosis

The lights change traffic crawls past the discount stores the charity shops and tanning salons, off-licences and bookies, the barbers and Greggs; Another bleary-eyed morning drab and dreich, the cityscape wears the weather like a mourning veil pulled tight across … Continue reading

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Click..

Screams get closer and louder, shouting and panic from up ahead, they’re straining forward to see; All around the familiar metallic sound, people on their phones click,click,click; They don’t know what else to do, Click, they photograph and they scream, … Continue reading

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The Poem of Uncertainty

to begin writing without the assurance that you will finish what now two lines ago you started, leaves this writer in an ever deepening philosophical quandry; what if the words don’t make it to the end of the poem? what … Continue reading

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