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Monday, 28th May

Bank holiday sun. The home-improvers chatter in their hammered morse.

‘amusingly’

I a ….s ….w ….z am ….an ….11am ….a.m. amu ….any ….anu ….aim amus ….anus ….Maus ….amid amusi ….amusingly ….amusing ….amuse amusin ….amusingly ….amusing ….maudlin amusing ….amusingly ….abusing ….causing amusingl ….amusingly ….amusing ….ganising amusingly ….amusing ….agonisingly ….vanishingly . II a ….s ….w ….z am ….an ….11am ….and amu ….any ….anu ….Amy amus ….anus ….amid ….Maus [...]

He drinks a whiskey almost every night

He drinks a whiskey almost every night. He says: “It gives me dreams, but keeps me reg’lar.”

This Is Just To [CIA]

Mortality 101 – or; Catullus at the graveside

The Oldie runs my poem for the Armistice commemorations. – For The Oldie

Late-summer afternoon

Kids cricket, lambs out, blackberries in the hedgerows. A rope-like dog-turd.

Hisperica famina

The frothing sea surrounds the world and beats earth’s borders with its rushing waves. Its storm-wall claws the rocky foreshore, ploughs the bed with thumping crests, strewing shingled foam in starry furrows, ever-shaken by its thunderous blast.

‘your broken heart’

for Rich Hardcastle  y ….you ….y ….Yeah yo ….you ….yo ….You’re you ….You’re ….you ….your your ….You’re ….your ….Yours your[ ] ….Amazon.co.uk ….mum’s ….cruel your b ….ballbag ….b ….bezzies your br ….br ….brothers ….brother your bro ….bro ….brothers ….brother your brok ….brok ….broken ….book your broke ….broken ….broke ….bloke your broken ….broken-down ….broken ….broken-hearted your [...]

Mortality 101 – or; Catullus at the graveside

‘I want to explain about the Catullus poem … Catullus wrote poem 101 for his brother who died in the Troad.’ — Anne Carson . I have come, my brother, over lands and oceans, to this field of bones to observe the rituals of the final hour, and mumble pointless words above your ashes. Misfortune took [...]

Dr Johnfon’s Ducktionary – or; fome juvenilia, revifed upon mature confideration

In this place (as oppofed to that) Is repofited horizontally a Hearty, wholefome and falubrious Young male exemplum of fub-genus Water fowl (be it wild or be it tame), The accufative fingular of which Samuel Johnson – Artium Magifter, Legum Doctor (honoris caufa) – Did trample and crufh most Contemptibly beneath his foot; Suppofing it [...]