on Reception

copier repair
man career change to motel
no two days the same

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n.b. Stopped for a very late night keep-myself-awake-on-the-drive-home cup of tea at a motel in The Fens, heard a life story from boy soldier to village brass band. Classic! Nice one Dale.

on mist

clouding boundaries
unsettling settling of doubts
softening edges

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CLP 11/11/2021

on the phone

there is something more
than just words, silences convey
our understanding

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CLP 18/10/202

on water

I've walked out this far
each wave lifts me off my feet
dive in or retreat?

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CLP 17/10/201

delicious

unsalted butter running
between hard-set bubbles of toasted sourdough bread
hot crumbs in the corner of your mouth
tang of ginger jam on your tongue
i could eat eat eat you too

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CLP 18/09/2021

on need

it cannot be found
through the bottom of a glass
for love nor money

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CLP 18/09/2021

Me, Tarzan

come on then, come on
when you think you're ready
if you are sure you can
come on then, come on
gather your strength
you'll need it all
when you've mined enough courage
come on then, come on
deepest night, bright of day
you choose the time and weapons
I'm not running, I'm fully primed
come on then, come on
bare your teeth, beat your chest
sharpen your nails
bare your breasts
come on then, come on
I am waiting, I've no fear
drag me to the floor, take me down
it's not a fight, you can't lose
come on then, come on

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CLP 15/09/2021

Unseen

did you feel
the tide turn
the new moon rise
something shift inside

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CLP 06/09/2021

on the bus

buy return ticket
always a sensible move
choose to use or burn

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CLP 03/09/2021

L-plates i

signal mirrored manoeuvre
clutch, select first, slow de-clutch
now release hand-brake

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CLP 23/08/2021