Friday, 24 February 2017

TWO HEALTH POPS



      DYING LIGHT

      our soft pools
         cloud
       in
 the  unkillable crematorium autumn

     our tunnel mazes
       clog  
     in
       the
 carehome  winter

   ( all the plumbers have been deported )

  but our memories
      shine  brighter
  divorced from reason 
         from  their wild edges

 age drenches them in a rose coloured sun
      
       now 
    everything was  always     
         a
  widescreen  childhood summer




Image result for MAZE

from en.wikipedia.org


      SUSTAINED

   yesterday i felt a 3.5 out of 10

      today i am a 4

   i  hug my wife-elect
 i  squeeze our retired cat

       i  write down  
   w h a t e v e r
   i  can  think of
 watching the weather and the sun

 i pick a movie
     a book
   a spiral scratch 

 a slice of timed art is time out
a journeydream in other skin

  these Everyday Miracles = sustained

       tomorrow 
  i will be prob a 4 still

  or  maybe a 5.6 . . ?

  and  thats ok 
    today




Image result for me/cfs

from livewithcfs.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 23 February 2017

CALL OF THE WILD



  its a strange world
    a hiccup life
 smeared and weird

   bricks and upvc and cars 
  block paving round the fruit trees
      where we tried
  to improve the ground

 and too  of course  the endless plastic rain

  step back  take a time out  
     and

      come

     on

     d
     o
     w
     n

  see   we are  beasts on the carpet
   phones now  where our claws were

    see  we are  animals with tiles
 insulated from the call of the wild
         
       we  still hear it . . .

 its an itch 
   we talk about 
    in the  
 therapy room

  the steel edge  in our laughter
   after dusk   when murder
      is
       for
      the good of the brood
      
     or
      only
     the
  dinner bell




Image result for bear images

from wikiality


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

MO' POP POPS



1.

did we grow up
to get here ?

adult ville . . . 

the single use park
the think yard

we can see all we left behind
thru bathroom glass and old sun

but back then
it
was
its
own
horror

i was an alien in a skin suit
when it should have been gravy

so i make gravy now


2.

theres a black presence

a dark weight

down by my feet

i am still in bed at 11 am . . .

its not sadness tho
its the cat

he purrs
hes asleep

his incisors framing 
his miniature chin




Image result for images bored adult


from thetangential.com

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

TWO POP POPS



1.

carving steel and ice

from the medicated sludge

is
king
mission
one


2.

no regrets ?  lucky . . .

. . . you / rose glass rear view mirror ?

( or )

 plans
 for
 next
 time
 round ?



Image result for rose tinted
from thehuffingtonpost.com