thoughts

A face, a fate

I am in a band that plays the odd local date. ¬†Churches, bars, gatherings and the like. A couple of months ago, after we had finished our setting up to play for an evening in the town tavern, we sat down for dinner and a drink. ¬†When the waitress came to our table, I felt […]

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Acting my age

From decades of borrowed wakefulness and broken sleep, this body gives way. The hated alarm faces the wall. Last night’s dreams of peace unfolded over fourteen unmedicated hours. This afternoon, with morning coffee, I take the two steps down to the garden, descending into green rest. I understand fewer things now. I repeat small stories, […]

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Why

There must be some mistake,I think, but it’s been days now. These messages from you, a thirty four year old stranger. And I say, and I say to myself there are lots of crazies on the internet. Lots of gold diggers. People who will say anything under cover of anonymity. And so, you started with […]

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A pearl

behind a Reception sign, someone sits. writes with her left hand, moves a mouse with her right, speaks into a headset enunciating clearly, succinctly, concisely. all this with a face of placidity, serenity, slightness of smile. i see an earring of pearl. i think of Nirvana. i think of Vermeer. her dancing eyes make art […]

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