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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

 

In my darkness I wish I had stuck with Maria, the daughter of the torch manufacturer, but now I have everything except a sense of colour and somebody to love.
Thank you for the pen, he writes in his mind. I look forward to the arrival of Ink-Man.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

 

What were once our safest heartlands
have now an air of the alien. It is
a midnight and we have been rebuffed.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

 

Shall we recline upon a couch for a while
our head resting upon a collection of verses
or shall we pop out into the world for a while
and kick up a bit of a stink?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

 

And it’s best to have a Plan B
those storm clouds
won’t stay away above the hills for ever

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

 

You know the boomerang didn’t come back
so tired was it of the repetitions

And the thing you most admire about the bird
is the design of its wing

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

 

I’ve run out of Dettol™
– what will the morning bring?
So, fish master, how do you feel?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

 

Run! they said. Run! (It was an old bitch living in the past.)
Don’t run! they said. (It was another old bitch.)
But the turmoil – let’s get back to that.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

Rapture, said the investigator,
cannot always be rationally explained

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

 

It having been something of a storm in a bucket
if you had a parasol
the authorities figured you must have been in on the planning

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

 

When darkness threatens to overwhelm me set fire to my hair. A ginger flaming torch. Illuminate, if you are able, the dark corridors.