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Secondhand Living (Republished)

SECONDHAND LIVING

Your very own death watch beetles*
Mark seconds, minutes, hours
Then days, weeks, months and years
Their insistent ticking unheard by your ears
Fine tuned instead to mental scurrying
Myriad mind maps, multiplex memories
Journeys undertaken or imagined
Varicoloured projections outdoing
Any Hollywood lollapalooza†
With anadipsic* dreams gushing
While hearts intertwine to the tune
Of Bonaparte’s Retreat or are blown apart
To morph into gory gut wrenching disasters
And you follow your feet down the street
Oblivious to the momentous truth
That moment by moment
You are acting against green screen

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* Death watch beetle – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathwatch_beetle.

† Lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance. (Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.)

* Anadipsic – An enchantment that requires a tremendous amount of personal arcane energy. (https://spellmonger.fandom.com/wiki/Anadipsic
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Attack Of The Vapours

ATTACK OF THE VAPOURS

No worries … Let go
For life’s but an illusion
You dreamt long ago

One Drifting Dream

ONE DRIFTING DREAM

Were not each drifting dream
Some hallucination or other or
For that matter – our today?

For do we not swim by we
So caught in our ocean of
Counterfeit conjectures?

Let us all then imagine
All of one another as if
As if imagined by us all

As they all imagine us
As if As if As if As if
As if As if As if

As if As if
As if

Hope II

HOPE II

May hope never die
But be the one to host
The joyful celebration
Of dreams come true
And of achievements
As yet undreamt of

Questionable Surroundings

QUESTIONABLE SURROUNDINGS

I wonder
Or at least at times
Do I live
In some hell
That I myself have dreamed up?
Shall I ever know?

Genesis (19b)

GENESIS

Each moment
Realisation
Of a dream
Yet unborn
At least until this moment
As God breathes once more

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Shadorma November

Ships Passing

SHIPS PASSING

I dreamt I could tell
My tale and be understood
But then I awoke

The Loop (A Four By Six)

THE LOOP

Woke in an asylum
Happily just a dream
Lulled myself back to sleep
Woke in an asylum

Lost At Sea

LOST AT SEA

Awaken from sleep
Recalling another world
Which one is the dream?

Each breath a butterfly’s wing
Lacy … bearing me aloft

Whirlpool

WHIRLPOOL

I seem to remember
That I have forgotten
Remembering
What I’d forgotten
Remembering
In a dream
Where I’d forgotten
I’d remembered
What I’d forgotten
But it is possible
Of course
That I am imagining this.

Who can tell?

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