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Telling a Joke (Advise Given to a young lady)

 

 

PREAMBLE- Know your audience
                 Know your subject
 
Write out your joke in full
Read it aloud many times
Remove all diversions
Check for confused references
Ensure you have a command of the required terminology
Try not to get out of your depth

Avoid sporting, scientific or technical references
Limit your choice to sex and fashion
Political issues may only resul...

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Trigonometry

 
Jan folded the letter
running a finger
again 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 it

and creasing the
vertices

missing the
corners

that peaking resides
waiting.. .
 
She sighing.
 
His orientation with he...

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A Greater Palastine



Seditious seeds
that
waiting breeds

 
await awhile

for ripen time,

 
grow greener
reaching further up
 
than ill-timed bloom;

plow back injustice-

 
feed the fields-

a greater harvest

 
than a snatched
fruition ever yields.
 
Words and image Tommy Carroll

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This wanting look

 

The more I see beyond the reckoning words
and their sweet ache,
I realize you won
You always had.
I gave,
You hid.
And this boyish want
has walked its way away from you.
Despite my stay and turning look
I was leaving by weighted line
and flying hook.
And this turning to your wished for face
has piled the wanting
piled the weight
like stones not counted
but hurtful thrown
at th...

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3rd person silent

1st person) He said-
''Hey see this? and that?
-he pointed at the washing-
then get it sorted.''

2nd person) She said-
''where's the money for the windows?''

'3rd person) The window cleaner avoided eye contact.

2nd person) She said-
''there's no tea!''

'1st person) He sat stearing quietly.

2nd person) She walked into the kitchen
- touched a swelling eye-
and planned her escap...

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Holding...the point

... confusion is the first step

in the process of

philosophic awareness-

not understanding-

but awareness.

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I can point

I can point

at the problem,

and turn to face

the solution

 

It seems that I

am alwas in

the way.

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In Ancient Ruin

 

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,

then, enthralled against

the serpent earth,

with legs knotted,

we lay tangled

in ancient ruin.

 

...

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His

 

Yesterday I stood

Staring at the moon

Hoping His Royal Majesty

Hurrys up and gets well soon.

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Sleeping

 

We've each got different partners now
and we're having a real nice time
we both agreed to separate
Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme

We both were once so in love
now we just stay in touch
we cherish the time we once had
as we don't see each other much.

I once saw her on the bus
once chatted on the phone
we've sent each other a couple of  texts
at work, on the bus, and at home.
 ...

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Windy Blowings

Very many sadness

Very many loss

Very many leavings

That weigh a heavy cross

 

If all the very manys

Had weight the weight of floss

Then all the windy blowings

Would blow away the dross.

 

Words and image

Thomas H Carroll esq

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Idealism: Philosophy made simple

 

To the IDEALIST it's all in the mind

So the next time in company you find

You're in a BAR with the former

And fancy beer and a Korma

Let THEM pay the bill all the time.

 

Words and foto T Carroll

 

 

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Under Broken Masonry

 

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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Spoke



Aphasia...
IS STORMING THROUGH...
LIKE THE WASTED
TRAIN LINE TANGLE
and is caused by developmental issues or damage to the anterior regions of the brain...

OF THE WORD SPATE
THAT THE CONFETTI FICATION OF MEANING
HAS ALL ABOUT ME THE POINTLESS EFFORT
OF MY TONGUE
...and the lost direction of that wasted search
MY TSUNAMI CHIMES
ITS DIZZY BRAIN CELL PATTERN
LIKE RINGING BENDS OF THINKING

...

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Recuperation

Like that bend in the argument

Like that wait

Like that recovering

From it

And we looked sideways at each other

 

then there was recovery

and that touch smiled

away each and every point

that we had both planned.

 

words and image Tommy Carroll

 

 

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Fighting the hidden enemy

When microbes
copulate with
politicians and Law
it spawns a virus
with which
to lock up the poor
whether
home becomes Jail
or
sickened by a spore
It's the
cell or the ward
for you that's
in store.

 

Words and image by Tommy Carroll

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Planning her Escape (3rd person silent)

 

1st person) He said-
''Hey see this? and that?
-he pointed at the washing-
then get it sorted.''

2nd person) She said-
''where's the money for the windows?''

'3rd person) The window cleaner avoided eye contact.

2nd person) She said-
''there's no tea!''

'1st person) He sat stearing quietly.

2nd person) She walked into the kitchen
- touched a swelling eye-
and planned her ...

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