Archive for March, 2011

Revving it up

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

If the road is closed and we get to our destination
Did we need it in the first place?
If we didn’t need it, why was it built?
What came first, the road or the demand for the road?

No time – work in progress

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

No Time
I saw it, yesterday
a romantic, bloodshot, clearview eyeful
was good, strolling comfortably by,
fat bellies in life absorbing tall grass,
careless, laughter filled country lanes;
four seasons of mud, snow, pollen and dust
of footprints and wet feet,
open fires and steaming socks
open windows and breathless nights,
slow passing cow curious days,
of tireless church bells
and life and inevitably death

elusive, in my grasp, but then gone
A dwindling presence reduced to a dribble,
dried up torrent,

it’s here now
no time show time
stop time go time
live for the finger snapping moment
in a high speed shutter blink life time
no room for musty routine,
cobwebs of convention
blow open windows of change
rattle cupboard doors and
spill empty glasses of conformity

but no, time has gone,
I should have quit while I was ahead.


Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Large decaff skinny latte please
Thank you
2 65 please
Thank you
Sound of till opening and coins jangling
2 35 change
Thank you
There you go (hands over drink)
Spoons just at the end of the counter
Sound of footsteps walking out.


Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

London by night from the top of the BT Tower.

2nd poetical law of thermodynamics

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The cosmos will die
A scientific certainty
I will die
The story of humanity
The ultimate question
A constant of futility
Temperature and pressure
Energy and entropy
Poetical expressions
Of irreversibility

The abandoned sandy shoe

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The abandoned sandy shoe
Tells it’s own story
Though I never learnt
The language of leather

Cast off, lost
Confusing choice with
Carelessness and
Calamity it was

Washed up
Washed out
Wearerless and
Without a partner

The abandoned sandy shoe

inspired by a funkypancake photo