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Existential Twaddle

You think you’re gonna chat about The last episode of Game of Thrones Or Downtown Abbey With St Peter at the Pearly Gates?   He’ll ask you If you danced close,  on midsummer’s eve drunk happily on plum wine.   … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Waverley

What if I go to jail? Would you still read my letters? Could your faith let you love me then? Even then? What if you knew I was bad? If you still loved me then what would love be worth?

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Time

Etched in jagged lines across your face Trouble with no symmetry. If God would but turn away I would trace those lines with my lips Memorising them, making sense of them. And were God to turn back again He would … Continue reading

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Seeing

Blinded by uncertainty Carving half truths Out of ephemeral Fickle Light   Seeing it clearly Or at least you think you do, Perhaps these are half shadows Of that ever fickle Truth?   Dreaming, groping in the dark You brush … Continue reading

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Millennial

If you, every day, had to attempt to live up to the expectations Of a failed generation You too Would turn to the bottle close at hand And dance on the rings of light Flying between your feet You too Would kiss strangers briefly Hot, damp Nearly love Fleeting … Continue reading

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The Men

Songs about men men that lived, and the women who screamed and did what they’re bid.   A slip of the earth you wake up cold, cardboard between you, and the soul that you’ve sold.   Songs about men who … Continue reading

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Darlington Station

Whizzing round and round so fast you feel elongated stretched and trapped in its endless gyrating circle.   Halos about the horses’ heads slipping off the saddle, the metal frosty between your legs Squeezing hard for dear life.   Eyes … Continue reading

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