December Man

December man, you who made the silent turn from the Rosemary of youth to the place where exiled hearts sleep. The skies mysterious benediction with heresies of purple. The noon of a dreadful day that knows that January will never come again.

Dry Leaves

Dry leaves on a bed of memories, the way through the woods, footpathsunknown only to us, in dense winding ways of wonder. Vast adrenalin kingdoms were ours, young lives strangely blessed by the writer with the mask, powered naïve non- awareness, before we knew even the shadow of evil. The Trickster’s footsteps echoed even then, …

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Natural aliens

I went to the local supermarket. There were no walkways in between where the cars were parked. The only safe place to walk was in the path of the traffic, this I attempted to do. As I approached the supermarket entrance, I heard the cheerful dulcet tones of an Essex voice, “look where you are …

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The class of 61

Memories are sometimes like machine gun bullets, I hear them fire as I recall those days, when we longed for our gentle evenings, far away from the pervert’s idol and the classroom prison. Born to the simple folk on the hill whose trusting hearts were totally betrayed by the teacher’s shining smiles. Jimmy Jones my …

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Playing with words

The professional career politician-wearing makeup prepares for the show and smiling to the camera plays with words. Old men laugh and shake their heads as the game of words is played out again. Winston Churchill once said, “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter!” People who write letters …

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England at Ease

Drugged out, wearing a dickey bow tie, kinky cat, in a Chelsea flat, dreaming of Hedgehogs and Nightingale’s, on daddy’s country estate.Was it an illusion that England was at ease, at ease with itself, the summer of 1964, fools with tools of music making magic? The weekend Beatnik hippy, making a pretence at dropping out.I …

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