Monthly Archives: April 2015

Drift Would

And I As though a tree Semi-sunk Bobbing up Wet through Not quite afloat H2O held together By power of will And force of life Parodying Some distant version Of a self I used to see in the mirror Before … Continue reading

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Touch O’ Blueberry About It

Two men Resting after a cycle ride Outside the Tesco Express Drinking cans of Monster energy drink “Got a touch o’ blueberry about it, eh?” Reminds me of my own bike rides As a wheezy kid Cycling into wildness Up … Continue reading

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Fresh Baby (for Simon aged 6 weeks)

Fresh, newly minted baby Cradled in your mother’s arms Spend your life wisely Run up a huge debt of gratitude Enjoy the spendthrift sunshine And the unaccountable wind That will blow through the creek Of your life Count pebbles and … Continue reading

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Happy Beard

Man, You are so happy With your hands in your pockets And your big grin Splitting your happy beard Like the crack of the dawning sun After a long cold night You’ve got your long shiny hair And your bouncy … Continue reading

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Tasty Rehydration

Drinking San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa While watching the sun Traverse the busy street corner Sitting at a wobbly metal table Listening to two old guys Shooting the breeze Against a back drop of traffic sounds And noticing the large American … Continue reading

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Salmon in Concrete

This symbol of health and freedom Drawn, carved and moulded In some man made strata Then embedded in grey concrete Harsh as unkind words From beautiful lips Be careful not to miss the point: The ecosystem that gave rise to … Continue reading

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Peaking and Troughing

Old lady Under a man made tree Sleeping in the shade Angel of something Dreaming Perhaps she watches And observes Humanity clashing As one by one We bump against our potentials Likes waves Peaking and troughing

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