Embrace 

I saw the film embrace today. There were four of us in the cinema, staggered through the rows. Four women, aged 20s to 50s I would guess. All different shapes and sizes. All eating a Cinema Nova choc top.  The film is a well curated quasi professional documentary style of work, the protagonist and documentary…

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Being here

I would not have reckoned that one of these days talking about the weather would have deep, gritty, horrifying traction. Traction as in gears, as in implications. Real implications, for me.  I would never have thought that tragedy ‘on the news’, in that television set, would be a click away from here. Like suddenly, at…

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My call to arms 

Crush their spirit so they cannot argue. That would be the words filling the edges of my Meme. The meme itself would be a fat white guy, lets call him Trump, on one side of a seesaw. The long wooden plinth would be bulging with the feeble effort to generate sufficient downward pressure on the…

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The first cut 

The arrogance of youth catapults us into adulthood. It is our technicolour armour. We would wither without it. I cherish every moment that I knew so much about so little, and thought so highly of it.                               

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Then Present

He can’t recall  Stopping the Kingsie to let Toffs out to vomit He didn’t realise  Chriswas such an anxious kid  He loves this new comedian,  Billy Connelly What a talent, he says He thinks he knows  who James Dean was  And is sure  about Carey Grant And when he waves me  At the lift  He…

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Soft 

Soft lips, soft glow, soft porn Soft base and shy embrace And all that you can taste  Is butter and sweet corn There’s salt on your lips And grease on your face – What a waste, what a waste.

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Dear Self and Other

Dear Self and Other I was a little surprised when you (I) actually voiced that you (we) would do this Dry July thing. Having witnessed failure at every previous attempt I assumed one pass out would turn into a month passed out. Well, not quite, you do usually throw up before you get to that…

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