Who is that?

Once you know you have food, shelter and a fair chance of not being shot at by militants (either voted in or not) you have the luxury to climb further up Maslow’s pile of rubble and check out the view. That would be you and I, standing there, because lets face it, I have the…

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You Fucking Widget

It is no mistake that widget rhymes with idjut. This morning I meandered through my usual ridiculous and unrelated thread of impulses that dictate how my Saturday morning begins. I wondered what happens to all the gigabytes. This is my most recent version of the age old ‘if I jump in an elevator at the…

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I saw your existence 

I just saw your face  – in an airport lounge Or rather,            your features expressed on a stranger At least in side profile anyway – For three seconds as I walked by. Who would have thought ? More than a decade has passed  Since I rushed home  And flung open…

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The Here and Now

I just read an author with a voice so familiar I thought I might have written that prose myself. Then he used gaps of demarcation and I was envious   of his process      so much so that I use it here  now.  Present tense, read.          Past tense read.  Like…

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Homogenous Hegemony

where you can go and have that authentic experience I walk by vietnamese street food sold in stores made of plywood props referencing hawkers markets in our commercial ‘precincts’ competing for my eye against a backdrop of taco/burger/meatball ‘bars’ and when I see factory mass produced industria it’s all I can do not to have…

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1984 

waiting for a bus for half an hour warm water from a rubber hose  an engaged signal sunburn lighting fireworks legally smoking on a plane a television dial radio buying ciggies with a note baby oil and tan lines  news being new bryan.

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The largest number has threes To the powers of threes And takes four goes To hit seven trillion The smallest number divided To the largest power Must take no time at all To hit rock bottom

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What happens in a month? 

People come and go. Patterns emerge. Plans change. People get born. Others die. We watch. We play our games of coming, going, planning, changing. Life is a twittersphere. We post our best us. Some people like, retweet, favourite or follow. Others block. We catch on to something that takes our fancy, and miss things that…

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 Catfish

My daughter got me into this Catfish TV series. Being a movie freak of course I had already seen the docudrama. People meet online. Strike up a bond. Transfer onto each unmet other some incredible yet tenuous bond. Meet and discover, with heartbreak, that it was all a facade. That both sides in effect had…

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I don’t need it 

Because woman aren’t pretty and men aren’t superheroes  Because men look hot showing leg Because we deface the image of men  And listen to the voices of women Because we ridicule the ageing rock stars and praise the queen of pop And women worship men’s lush lips and big tits And behave like predators …

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