Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Greedy King

The big cock pigeon Has gobbled up the nuts There he sits – Cross-eyed on his throne Drooling In satiated ecstasy Dominant, daring His subjects to contest He bats them back – boof! With an easy wing This ritual of … Continue reading

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The Deep Awesomeness of Men

The dolerite substrata Layered beneath the Barn Hard whinstone foundations The perfect platform For men to break There is an awesomeness of men That runs way deep Vertically charged by Earth Laterally energised by Love Inwardly fuelled by Grief Drink … Continue reading

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Tattoo

I wanted a tattoo To mark my initiation Then I realised   I already have one A great big fucking thing Right across my heart   It isn’t a thistle; it doesn’t say “Mum” It says “Brother”    

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Sacred Spirituality For Atheists Like Me

I haven’t found a place for beliefs I’ve come to realise I’d rather not think Or strive   I’ll just be I’ll accept I’ll soak in The sacred spirituality Of the Great Mystery    

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Scratched

Once, I had a little car I thought it was lovely All curvy lines And shiny gloss I washed it And polished it And admired it Regularly Something invested Beyond true value Or true beauty Symbolic maintenance Of pristine exterior … Continue reading

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Reed Bed

Thank goodness for my brothers My reed bed, holding me firm One stick among so many Flowing, together in the Water of Life I’d half pulled up my roots Whom I had cast as insubstantial stumps Damaged, broken and twisted … Continue reading

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Comet

Life, Brother Going on Stops The efflux You left behind Like the trail Of a Great Comet Provides a space I will visit In my Stellar Journey    

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