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Broken Masonry

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Not for me another love

like choking fear

It will not budge

I dare not blink

for it now seems

by choosing drink

I dwell in dreams

I grind to bits

my words and teeth

when searching through

my history:

to lift above

what lay beneath

all that broken masonry.

...

words and foto T Carrolly

 

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A drink in an Irish bar 2nd visit

{While walking down Connolly's chosen drag}

I chew my thinking

{Wasting sad lost time}

and with drink

point fingers that with

hidden levity choose

{my tomorrow's eating}

the wet poisin

with aplomb.

{bless the 12 who also drank}

 

photo and words  T H Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

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A drink in an Irish bar

I chew my thinking

and with drink

point fingers that with

hidden levity choose

the wet poisin

with aplomb.

 

photo and words  T H Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

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Lost

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It's the only

thing that i'm

looking for

that I've found

that I've once again

lost.

 

words and foto T Carroll

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Persephone's Wonderings

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The hour is slim!

the time to entwine

with her and

with advantage inhale

the heavy offering

from between the jaws

of her open thighs.

Persephone's tasty flesh

renders her cleft

of wet truth-

she can slake this thirst

can assuage my ache

when enthralled against

the serpent earth

with legs knotted

we lay tangled

in ancient ruin.

 

 

 

words...

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Lock-up

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Ankles crossed and

toes waving I

sigh at the clouded

light that creeps

across the kitchen,

through its windowed

permission,

its walls ignored

my jailed stare.

Tomorrow will

welcome frustrating

sunshine.

I look at my stilled toes.

 

Words and image Tommy Carroll

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Watching Stillness

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I watched and waited

for this falling light.

How the warmth of

friends

held her spoken

grip.

 

How the push and shove

just came and went.

How I miss her

and her name

amongst friends.

 

The morning's ache

against

a worried sky

and long for gaze

betray this shuttered eye.

I wake again...

 

Words and foto  Tommy Carroll

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Brexit: just as it ever was

 

The complainers complaint
is a constant refrain
"Woe is me -points-
they're all to blame!
I'm squeezed in the middle
by those with no name
pity me not them
they're all to blame!
why don't they just send 'em  
all off to jail?
give to me not to them
coz they want the same,
give to me not to them
coz they're all to blame
them paki's and blacks
them poles and the lame
the unemplo...

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Brexit: just as it ever was

Her Ancient Ruin

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The hour is slim!

the time to entwine

with her and

with advantage inhale

the heavy offering

from between the jaws

of her open thighs.

 

Persephone's tasty flesh

renders her cleft

of wet truth-

she can slake this thirst-

can assuage my ache

when enthralled against

the serpent earth,

with legs knotted,

we lay tangled

in ancient ruin.

 

words a...

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t h e. dismissal.

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Jan folded the letter

running a finger

along its crease.

 

She looked up-

somebody was

explaining functionality:

 

She stared at the

new argument written

on the white board

 

then returned to the letter

the fold:

 

another plane pressing

and creasing

vertices missing

corners peaking...

 

She sighing.

 

His orientation with her

...

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BREXIT:. A learners guide

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Brexit:

A learners guide

 

Two rabbits in a field

and one says

"Ha you're wearing odd socks!"

The other rabbit didn't reply

as it was counting backwads

from 100.

 

* *readers feel free to substitute "rabbits" with Economists, polititians or media'

 

Words and images Tommy Carroll

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