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Archive for October, 2017

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017


Let the month down gently
Reassure it over its status
For fear of weakening it further

Monday, October 23rd, 2017


I am currently on a sick bed and could not even if I wanted to carry all that cash to the bank and to add to my ills I am going to face another building development in a very few days as if the view from here were not bad enough already

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017


while the heart seems to want to say something but finds itself speechless
while the ears that wanted to listen to the heart drift into deafness
while the eyes that watched what was happening to their owner
refused to believe themselves

Saturday, October 21st, 2017


a horse wanders into the arena where I’m playing to steal the show
a blighted wayfarer walks my allotted path
a simpleton steps into the limelight where it’s my limes should be illuminated

Friday, October 20th, 2017


Full throttle swallowing of insult after compliment after ambiguity
on the road to The House of a Thousand Cuts
(Oh yes, it’s definitely The House of a Thousand Cuts)

Thursday, October 19th, 2017


T.S.Eliot wanted us to read The Waste Land and know how much we don’t know.
And that can be both daunting and enjoyable and inspiring.
Eric Eric wants us to read his poems and then think about tatting.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


Ezra Pound was happy for us to read The Cantos and then head off to the library.
Eric Eric wants us to read his poems then go and have a bath, because we’re well overdue.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017


to be suddenly
by a big belt of happiness
(absence of trust and/or belief)

Monday, October 16th, 2017


I think I should record myself
explaining how to negotiate with one’s emotions, which is
a kind of diplomacy.

Sunday, October 15th, 2017


I should write down how I wake up in the morning
and fall asleep at night. It would be educational
and helpful for people who can’t fall asleep
or for the comatose who cannot wake up.