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The Picture of Youth

I watch discreetly The pale young girl In the opposite seat I’m curious… So is she As she scans the other Seats Talking heads Smiling faces Subtlety, behind the pale Mask In a moment’s glimpse I notice her soft eyes … Continue reading

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Too Early…..

I woke too early this morning too early for work too late for dreams I saw the morning light pressed against the blind eager to get in its fingers peeping through the side slits I thought…. about the currency ¬†of … Continue reading

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The Power Broker

it struck me this sunday afternoon dash early evening daylight fading while nursing a cappuccino and blueberry muffin how youth is a tantalising lie full of empty promise a taste of immortality then, a whiff, a sniff but, nothing substantial … Continue reading

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Bookshop Drizzle

afternoon is drizzling down rain drops sliding on city glass dampness perfumes the air forgotten leaves line the streets a half an hour in a famous bookshop squeezed in during the lunch break glancing over the works of dead poets … Continue reading

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Ageing Skin

stand or yield that frailty shadows the years strong to weak a kiss of fear in ageing skin so alien to youth mortality they have yet to conceive….   Paolo Michell  

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No, Not Today

a sip of coffee a mood pressing on my forehead a view a busy pavement those buildings across the street the city traffic moving slowly the sound of rubber hiss and crease along the street a conversation at the next … Continue reading

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The Chances Are!

in any cafe in any city the chances are a middle age man will encounter the ghost of his youth delighted and yet tormented by the beauty of today’s youth its purity and for a while devoid of explanation the … Continue reading

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