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Archive for December, 2017

Monday, December 18th, 2017


OK the mood is somewhat muted –
but these days are filled with
an air that makes breathing a chore

Sunday, December 17th, 2017


Things that today I have forgotten about
but which nevertheless come back to haunt me

Saturday, December 16th, 2017


She was May then.
I opened the door and she wore black.
She held a bottle of red wine.

Friday, December 15th, 2017


We might , as a kind of insurance, ask your Uncle Eddie or if he’s not sober your Auntie George for some of
the glue he or she or they exude from their mysterious glands when the weather that besieges us becomes inclement

Thursday, December 14th, 2017


This plume of smoke from a fire on fire
resolutely refusing to be dowsed by rain or a rain of tears

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


When all we are able to breathe is cloud
we will be replacing theory with practice.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


I imagine us far out at sea watching the shore recede into the distance
and mighty glad of it.

Monday, December 11th, 2017


I imagine us a thousand miles above everyone else and unable to return to the former life.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017


Ah! Peru! land of the llama
and the likelihood of losing one’s last lingering love

Saturday, December 9th, 2017


I may not answer your letter immediately
I wonder if you will be busy in 2020
I am certain to be someone else by then