I passed by herelooking for shelter.Flocks of medisappeared for all to see. I must be on my way.Will you misquote me and what I didn’t use to say?
You’ll end upa bad’un;No going backbut on what you’ve done. It’s a risky game.You play till you drop.A few hundred metresonto the rocks. You’ll hear the gullsand the sea-spray crushedbut will you jumpeven when pushed?
The Royal pardon said sorry for not forgiving me at all.Famous people in their prime with obituaries sold in purgatory’s mall.Meanwhile I meantime, as is habitual.Somewhere someone is really living and about to die in a dawn dual. Stopping to pull the rug from under my feetThe red-carpet envoy skips, making excuses to everyone I […]
A piano and a Wurlitzer were playing from a field next door.A gramophone record and a wireless from a meadow across the hall.A violin and an accordion from a stream 3rd floorand a xylophone and a chiming glass from an upstairs market stall. Typewriters tapped away, and words got scattered across sawdust moorsas sheep wandered […]
Everyone puts in their password.Servants to the server. Expecting to be accepted.But there’s a spanner in the worksas their letters and symbols get rejected. Nobody understands why.Nobody gets anywhere.Some go mad and start to cry.All spend hours and hours in despair. Question upon question to do.Get one wrong and you start anew.Walls of technology crashing […]
You can bury it undergroundsink it underwatersend it out to space But When it sproutsor floats to the surfaceor comes down to earth It’s as plain as the nose on your face. You can burn it,set it on fire.Have it eaten by the sows,have it gone away forever. But When the ashes and the bonesget […]
Treading the tight-rope with gusty guileAs far away as a horizontal milekeep everything balanced until it teeterslike snapping a ruler at 32 centimetres.
He cut himself off.Didn’t answer the phone.When the doorbell wentHe wasn’t at home. He simply switched offSat Anon.In a dark depressionKinda turning him on. A man going downFor a very long time.Not behind barsBut a put-on smile. No-one else knewOf his inner other.A bust of himself.His own Big Brother.
She felt down and out of it.Looking out from her look-out post.Everybody, everywhere:Some far-off fifteenth-century ghost. Guests would swear her eyes had moved.Her portrait face, hung on the wall.Behind the canvas, keeping stillOut of sight, she’d eavesdrop all. She wasn’t happy and she knew it.Happiness she’d never known.Not a soul had ever come closeAnd closeness, […]