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HAPPY FAMILIES

The silence spoke volumes
Passive aggression
She didn’t know the term
But then she had no need

She had no real desire
To continue living
And so was quite grateful
For his contribution

He had no real desire
To continue living
And so was quite grateful
For her contribution

Passive aggression
The silence spoke volumes
He didn’t know the term
But then he had no need

Ball And Chain

BALL AND CHAIN

The love of your life
So sweet, so all-embracing
So dear, so costly

Another Another

ANOTHER ANOTHER

Reaching out for …
… no response
Left in limbo
Hung out to dry

Fed on assumptions
Clutching at straws
Mighty thin gruel
Sans nourishment

The best? … Insufficient
While not at all sure of
Understanding the rules
(A longstanding habit)

A kindly silver lining
When the smoke clears
When the pain has dulled
A poem lurking in there

Oops!

OOPS!

Ctrl Z
Ctrl Z
Ctrl Z

Ctrl Z
Oh how I love
Ctrl Z!

What a shame
It only work
on my PC.

😦
😦
😦

No Man’s Land

NO MAN’S LAND

You ask questions
But he doesn’t reply.

You offer suggestions
But he doesn’t respond.

Was it something you said?
Is it fearfulness? Is it apathy?

You don’t even dare ask.

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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Take Off

TAKE OFF

Taking off
Like a butterfly

Taking off
Like a startled starling

Taking off
A well known character

Taking off
Like a jet fighter

Taking off
A burdensome disguise

Taking off
A shirt, a skirt, our underclothing

Taking off
Into the unknown

Taking on now
Disguise in love with you

Game On!

GAME ON!

Game on!
May the be(a)st (wo)man win
And both celebrate together
The ongoing outcome

A Brave Face

A BRAVE FACE

We show them our best
Knowing they will discover
The rest on their own

Getting To Know You

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

I’ll show you my scars
Only on condition that
You will show me yours

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