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Archive for October, 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

 

Perhaps things were a little shaded after that:
There was a threat of further attack
And we were almost punished for impertinence.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

 

Ascending (albeit not so gracefully) the bird (white, gull-like, but not a gull) in the changing sky.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

 

Alert to the danger
of what we concede
A chance came about
but I was up to it

Monday, October 28th, 2013

 

have yet to surpass
have yet to really create
have yet to

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

 

When I am old
I shall walk the streets
With the tip of a cucumber
Stuck to my forehead
And I shall be cool
In my northern hometown

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

 

The grace of swans. On the feather of this moment it’s everything. We forget our fears.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

 

They’re good. All they need is to calm down the drummer, teach the guitar player how to play guitar, and tell the singer to leave town and never come back.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

 

In my old age the small pains of the day are enough
without bringing upon oneself the gratuitous woes
that come with trying to find something to write about.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

 

candy wrapper and mothball
eggshell and fibre optic cable
polypropylene phone casing and horse’s mane
goldfish fin and mustard seed
tree bark and soap bubble
stiletto heel and dollar bill
papyrus scroll and mercury
Dundee cake and cheerleader’s baton
treasure map and leaf compost
mud slide and badger fur

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

 

But each pairing I have tried has failed me, and re-combinations have been no more successful. So forget all about
parachute silk and enamel brooch
waterfall and legal affidavit