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AMOK – haiku

Tell it like it is – I went for my usual walk – tell it like it was… – * verbatim lines from ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ by Atoms For Peace

End of the Line

The Narrow Road to the Deep North By Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus 448pp £16.99) ‘We will die, and who will ever understand any of this?’ So asks Colonel Dorrigo Evans, second in command of the Australian Imperial Force’s 2/7th Casualty Clearing Station, slave worker on the Siam–Burma ‘Death Railway’, and redoubtable hero of Richard [...]

Afternoon – Charlton station

A drunkard, railing against the sky (or madman?). A child emulates.

Charlton II

Up through the valley, echoes of a pile-driver. Also, a rainbow.

Charlton pastorale

The peacock’s cry on a Saturday night. …………………Sunday morning: the hoover.

Rain (again)

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Rain …….rain …………..rain …………………rain ……………………….rain ……………………………..rain ……………………………………rain. Damned English weather!

The commute

She opens a mag called Creative Solutions. She stares into space.

Nightmare

Best mate, in a bar, arm around his ex-girlfriend. I walk out. …………..Again.

Summer

A cheeky robin pecks at my al fresco lunch. BANG! ………No more robin.

Shower

Pale mole on my chest: damp, three dark hairs angle down like an old leaf-rake.