into the arterial flow

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into the arterial flow
we inject ourselves daily


a travels to b’s zone
and b travels to a’s


conduits become congested
coughing and spluttering


we swap our places
me to you to you to me


and is it any wonder
productivity suffers


when we are all on the move
never settled in body or spirit


imagine if you will
a world devoid of hurly-burly


where sunny spells string together
and rain showers meet at midnight


think of the laundry we could dry
like prayer flags flying on mountains


or coloured kites in the sky flying
now wouldn’t that be nice


for a change.



words and pictures ©Colin Hill 2017


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Tue 21st Nov 2017 12:08

Hiya Colin
'imagine if you will a world devoid of hurly-burly'. Lovely piece. Resonates with many other us.

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Colin Hill

Fri 10th Nov 2017 16:31

Ray - I like the idea of simultaneously waving white and red flags - or wearing a white and a red poppy - or frantically sending semaphore signals to a confused audience. Not sure where I'm going with this but thanks anyway. Cheers. Col.

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Fri 10th Nov 2017 16:11

Just the right antecdote Col, to write a poem while stuck in traffic . To grace such a place with your delicate touch is to almost redeem the situation - and you waving a white flag ! You could almost be at the front with a red one .


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Colin Hill

Fri 10th Nov 2017 10:57

one of my many roles in life Graham - in fact I have just strung up a new 15 metre washing line.

it's a two load day
namaste oh laundry gods
handkerchiefs will fly

count yourself in Des - roll up roll up for the magical mystery tour....


Fri 10th Nov 2017 10:08

Can I come too,loved flying kites as a kid.

All the best des

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 10th Nov 2017 09:38

Hahaha! Chuckle Brothers meet Camelot eh! What a lovely view.

Seriously I really like the analogy of us being injected into the mayhem that is our arterial road systems and the futility of pointless travel.

Didn't know you were a laundry man Col? 😎

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Colin Hill

Fri 10th Nov 2017 09:05

Pack a flask Keith while I go get the tickets 😃

Serendipity Suki. Glad it eased your commute 😃

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suki spangles

Thu 9th Nov 2017 22:52

Hi there Col,

Appropriately enough, I read this earlier while on my commute!

A lovely meditation, and a witty one too:
think of the laundry we could dry
like prayer flags flying on mountains

Zen and the Art of Commuting, by Col.


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keith jeffries

Thu 9th Nov 2017 22:15

Hello Colin. Please take me there. Thanks. Keith

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