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Be not afraid

I am not afraid

Though fear is

Here throughout

I am not afraid

Though my head

Is in the clouds

And my heart

Is on my sleeve

I am not afraid because

Even if she pulls the plug

Or if some calamity

Befalls us

I will know in my soul

That love is beautiful

And that our love

Is true

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12 Apostrophies: pt4

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Get me whiskey (vodka)

I want whiskey (vodka)

Tits

It's gone ten o'clock

You may send yourself

Out to the boozer

Boozer me bollox

You may make do

With the volume

Of bottles

You saw fit to

Add to the shopping

With not a look in

For a vegetable or two

Or fruit

Fresh from concentrate

Vodka and orange juice

 

 

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12 Apostrophies: pt3

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What's wrong

With doing it wrong

Plenty

And who decides

When right's not right

Plentier still

And what matter

Of a difference is it

When the purportedly

Adopted formula

Is not adhered to

By even a single

Member of the community

Till such a time as

An infection takes hold

Spreading to a grinding halt

The totality of one littl...

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The Unnamed Child

The unnamed child

Hid under the raised matress

Of mother's and father's bed

The carpeted floor was warm

Warm beneath his stomach

And both Ted and Goosey Lou were there

The three wanderers

Seeking far shores

Sunlit beaches and treasure to find

Gold and silver and silver and gold

'and rubies' quacked Goosey Lou

And diamonds and rubies and pearls

'an...

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12 Apostrophies: pt2

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Lets play at

Being mammies

And daddies

Let's sit around

The dinner table

Saying 'Yum,

this is delicious.

Would you like to

try my pasta?'

'Your pasta is

too hard for my

soft lips!'

'Well why don't

you try shoveling it

up your hole then!?'

'Maybe I fucking will!!'

'Do then!!'

 

 

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No courage

On an empty ...

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12 Apostrophies: pt1

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What is it

With this thinly veiled

Crack of a mind

Daily down avenues

Of hope and loss

Agast at imperfection

Cruising easily

Our mortification

Amongst debris

And civilisation

They call it a rose

Beautifully thorned

Seductively scented

A snag upon which

To gather your thoughts

Not nothing remains

When everything is gone

 

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