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Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

One year down the road
A car crash in slow motion*
Glued fast to the screen

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* Verbal image nicked from Suzan DelBene.

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Duel Purpose Weapon

DUEL PURPOSE WEAPON

She always did have
A soft spot for irony
Both crutch and breastplate

Family Get-together

FAMILY GET-TOGETHER

On parade
Best bib and tucker
Here we are
We strangers
With the same familiar name
Little beyond that

Freedom

FREEDOM

Not allowed to say a word
Not allowed to make a sound
Allowed to do anything
But there are consequences

Reckoning

RECKONING

The day comes
(If you are still here)
When you look
All around
And see all those favourite
Books, discs, videos

The ace ones
You’re not done with yet
Retained to
Revisit
Though if you started today
There wouldn’t be time

Better Safe Than Sorry

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

Wear my heart on my sleeve
Come hell or high water
I’ve learnt over the years
Better to go short sleeved

Noblesse Oblige

NOBLESSE OBLIGE

I might get a Nobel
I might get run over
Contingencies abound
Best to be prepared

Nobel Prize response:
(Modesty meets truth)
“I am no more”
(Than any other)

Tombstone requiem:
(Dream meets reality)
“I am no more”
(The tenant left)

Cool Jets Only Thank You

COOL JETS ONLY THANK YOU

A world that will not slow
To match me step by step
Is not worth living in
And so I shall recline

Fair Warning

FAIR WARNING

Rotting, fermenting
The smell can be appalling
As new life is born

Credo

CREDO

I believe
That when we die
Our bodies return
To the dust they were made of

And our spirit wakes (again)
To the realisation that Spirit transcends
Species, race, gender, sexuality and all that nonsense

What we have only glimpsed of Love
Is fully revealed (once more)
In its wholeness

What foolish things we’ve done
Yet now forgiven

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