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Archive for January, 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

 

We had outstayed our time
We had stepped, they said, over the line.

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

 

We had to make a leap, because we deserved better than that with which we were being served;
now it’s legitimate to like anything – but I don’t think you like me, do you?

Friday, January 29th, 2016

 

We are riding on a groundswell of disbelief and pessimism
courtesy of what’s left of the welfare state.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

 

And, though what you’ve bought to the party isn’t quite fitting in we are nothing if not adaptable and, when the light show hits the wall, open your eyes for only then will the excitement of discovering things do what it does best, which is to deliver a sledgehammer blow to your comfortable zones.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

 

Do we have, do you think, enough chairs?
I have no idea how many people there will be, in the hall, in my life,
beneath the skies.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

 

a complete analysis of the men,
a complete analysis of the women, then a synthesis of the whole cast of characters, including mum and

Monday, January 25th, 2016

 

Bare arms displaying the touch of weather, legs encased in stone, ivy where the hair should be, and your eyes becoming more alive when they are closed.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

 

The beaming sun is the natural home of [insert appropriate noun]
and we are popping in and out of uninteresting [insert appropriate noun]
seeking anything that isn’t ashamed to be alive.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

 

In a clear Winter with an absence of people
wandering around as if in a dream
one of us observes the light sailing in the wind.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

 

Enter the imaginary friend, to punch a hole in the paper lampshade in a shameless display of euphoria, the reason for which is not, at the moment, clear.