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Rose tints by any other name

I’ve spent much of the last week or so rustling together all sorts of fragments and ruins I’ve written over the past couple of years, giving them a cursory proofread and then putting them all together to form Find and Replace, … Continue reading

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Parade’s End: Four Short Poems about Gentrification

1. … Brighton has been crying out for an upmarket fried chicken restaurant … … Imagine my horror upon discovering that the signature scotch eggs were already off the menu … … The minimalist yet quirkily designed warm wooden interior … Continue reading

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Friday Morning

“The awful daring of a moment’s surrender Which an age of prudence can never retract” – il miglior fabbro Days from midsummer And the endless nights kick in We can’t meet eyes Horror implied by illusion And jokes from the … Continue reading

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Pigeon Bombs

“this House … wonders at the lack of gratitude towards these gentle creatures; and believes that humans represent the most obscene, perverted, cruel, uncivilised and lethal species ever to inhabit the planet and looks forward to the day when the … Continue reading

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Noble Rot

for J. B. A sodden tarot card blocks the plughole when you tip the shaker into the sink fighting nausea Eighteen hours before scrolls on screen like an X Files location and we had alchemy at the tips of our … Continue reading

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Fish Demon

Clicking on this morning’s news Told me something I had already suspected For quite a while Tony Blair knew about the Fish Demon The headline in bold print Undeniable at last Before then, it was nothing but a strand of … Continue reading

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Find and replace

a confession increasingly over the past year or so perhaps longer my life has become what I can only describe as a parade of anthropomorphic seals now I’ve always liked seals although I don’t think they’d make it into my … Continue reading

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