Category Archives: TWENTY – TWENTY – ONE

ALWAYS BEGIN AGAIN .. .

Always begin again .. . .. Have you seen the swifts departing or heard their solemn call across the housetops, the smudge of bronze-brick chimneys a hoar frost hanging grey, the scoop skin of ripe, wild blueberry we had been … Continue reading

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THE PAPER BOY .. .

.. The Paper Boy .. . .     …   …   …   .                   I had been a compulsive since I was seven    or was it seventeen?    we … Continue reading

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ALONE WITH VOID .. .

Alone With Void .. . It was not that I began to hear voices which signalled my anxiety it was more tears that began to flow at really most anything the line of a song an irrational concern for someone … Continue reading

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HEMATOMA .. .

Hematoma .. . it’s a national hematoma .. . the phone rang, a voice spoke but I could not decipher the identity of the caller they pronounced my name wrong the world turns slowly I don’t think I know you … Continue reading

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BRITAIN HAS ITS BISCUITS

Britain Has Its Biscuits .. .   Alongside the apothecary of jars and potionsthe baker’s biscuit designed to aid digestionwas accepted by the nation not bicarbonatebut by skill in appropriating diffused libations In this regard it waits in line behind … Continue reading

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O’ CAROL .. .

O’ CAROL I AM BUT A FOOL (the 1st kiss) .. Her name was Carol, of curly hair, a most happy disposition I am sure I had kissed other girls, even before the age of seven Gill who had a … Continue reading

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ZEALOTRY and ZEALOUSY .. .

ZEALOTRY and ZEALOUSY .. . .. I lit the burning pyre in a moment of irrational desire Yet when is desire rational, in a private mortuary fire A book of pictures of young girls my Auntie Ursula bought Five famous … Continue reading

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