Plot Lines

Her and Him

Him and Her

Developed

A story that drew them

Across the sea

Through mountain passes

By the lake

Through the vines

Along the beach

Coast to coast

In sunsets, at sunrises

On trains. ferries, planes

Bikes, cars, on foot

To cafés, restaurants, hotels

Bookshops and op shops

To farms and gardens

Caravans, tipi, yurt

As shepherds, cowhands, gardeners

Vintners, juicers

Painters, carpenters

Chicken farmers

They worked

Then Earth titled toward Winter

Its axis wobbled

Threw them out

Unravelled the thread

Her and Him

Him and Her

Started writing

Different stories

Without firm conclusions

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CLP 15/01/2020

On the Threshold

About to step out

A new day, another world

Close the door gently

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n.b. This advice from a colleague of many years ago, whose name I do not recall, but whose face and kind words I have never forgotten. I pass them on here, admitting that it not always advice I followed when younger. I pray that when my final stepping out comes I am able to close that door gently.

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Dedicated to Simon at APG.

CLP 14/01/2020

On Darts

Aiming for the Bull?

Striving for the Double Top?

Double One is okay

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n.b. Most games of darts played by mere mortals finish with a prolonged round of shots at the Double One bed, all other opportunities to win having been missed.

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So from this I conclude it is a good idea to practise Double One. There’s a lot more to this than meets the eye. As in darts, in Life?

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CLP 12/01/2020