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Ash

Sheltered housing complex with clouded warden poisoned mushrooms gather at last year’s tarmac handrails for crumbling palms catch grumbling pigeons raptor circles roof number two incident after incident dog attacks another dog council cuts hedges for visions of Mary Advertisements

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Beggar

He bent recognition, solar place middle names travel faster than the speed of light, others finding disingenuous off grid bile A catholic second-in-command from a long line of ‘Johns’, generational counterpart herding, coal and iron ore miners, pit head labour … Continue reading

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Born rust

Factory men wailing yards artificial bags, cow’s-back boots, pale food paste salted snail’s pace vermin minus is cells kill, twenty days hunger striker Culdees taken before this nail in the roof my rented let your breath out

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Private

Depths superior Marksman magnifying gunship blast skies Over, now, heaped-up dead what meat and flat ale to head, then he’s on dog hair pillows Man Friday linguist fantastic, Idaho white wheat fields postcards, uncontaminated into bliss In, love for horse’s … Continue reading

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Kick Ayn Rand

Drinking at one of a thousand Earth water bowls, seizing boredom, waste and foreign bride options I’m a Dark Ages persistent commoner, cheapening banks of brown and silver slapping creation Dry to wet wading, triumphant free rider in a hired … Continue reading

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Patrick, Patrick

Amen, contented man Illiteracy alleged a signature, 1901 1883, took her, made her Blindfolded woman, sober anonymous electoral register fodder, Requiem for a cut-rate death in wood, burial for shillings, two years of choosing another hate manifested in later ledgers, … Continue reading

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Comrade Addict

Commenced emptiness, The Mass singular Folk music, wings over gymnastic blasphemies, lifted by Leni Governor Kingdom can’t three hundred and something ends, the end, Berlin boys I loved, coal to widows, ash to vixen, and monoxides ran Peta, Peta, doctor … Continue reading

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Vatican 3

Brother Conflicted on vows day, He to kill the Devil cruise ship Ave Maria melts candle wax bells for laundered robed walkers, climbing pyramids throwing pickaxes at indigent sheep, neck high in their ‘lackey’ diamond hand clasp pleading for wafer-thin … Continue reading

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Bragger Greys

Instore café content, paces past a chemist and a black man, taste it Bearded men, smooth men, and golden ruby wives Vigour-lacking lists turning over old stories, new times on black and white paper, detail sliding tackles He-‘politician’, this day … Continue reading

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Billionaires

I hooked onto the face of a psychopath executing flagellation ate his lobster raw and its eyes for his eyes his damp face from my white meat spit elastic banded claws dropped on embroidered brogues in Monaco gamblers we trust … Continue reading

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