The rain came

rain

Today the rain came

Dirlling down the drains

Lashing against my head

Beating at my mind

As it drenched my eyes

It filled them with dread

That the flood will not cease

I cover up and hide in the trees

Where the wolves are

With snaring teeth showing

Backing off, they howl

I face them as I go

If they see my back

They will tear me apart

I clear my eyes

I look up at the rain

Dirlling down and down

Lashing against my head

Waiting and wondering

For the sun to shine

 

 

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Shattered

mist

Resting, weary to my bones

I searched the road we’re travelling

So far from home and kindness

Looking back down the rocky path

Many times confused by mist

My shattered body took up the pack

Soldiering on onto the scree

After another mile

Resting, weary to my bones

I searched the rocky path we’re travelling

In the mist torches shone

I made a move and we were gone

 

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Discovery

drive

Your stretching words

Rang round a sugar coated loop

In the tightrope tension

Of the long drive back

Did you?

Will I?

In the attic?

Under the stairs?

When she is found

You will know

I will be with you, once again

Testing words will not save you, then

 

 

 

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Moving on

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When working weeks are over

The hills and valleys draw us

To expel the depleted angst

And fire it into the clear air

There glinting in the light

We wind up this moving target

Striking it dead

Sorting our head

To drink in the glowing heather

Rebuilding the reality

Forming the fragile future

Supporting us when we must return

Remembering to be free

 

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Pittencrieff

Pitpark

where are you now in lists of old,

in places gone and often told,

all around of little change;

the Tower Burn runs on and on,

now through the park that

changed the world in Pittsburgh

back now in peoples’ hands

the giant left it just the same,

to be seen in Palace view,

a place forever,

old and new.

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UNPREPARED

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UNPREPARED and UNREADY

and UNTRAINED

and feeling INCOMPLETE

UNSKILLED and UNTALENTED

they made an AD-LIB

ILL CONSIDERED

IMPROMPTU

IMPROVISED

NAPPING

and were CAUGHT OFF GUARD

not ready for OFF THE CUFF

OFF HAND response

SPONTANEOUSLY

PLAYED BY EAR

SURPRISED we were

UNAWARE and UNWARY

at the UNEXPECTED UNPLANNED

UNREHEARSED INADEQUACY

and felt VULNERABLE at the UNSCHEDULED

AMATEUR UNSUSPECTING

COLD IGNORANCE

The Tory UNPROFESSIONALISM

SHAMMED the ILL-EQUIPPED INCAPABILITY

 

It was an INELIGIBLE INEXPERT UNQUALIFIED

SHIT-STORM that was so UNFIT

to be called BREXIT

 

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Going to the red

 

Corbyn

Turning slowly

Like a super tanker in retreat

They shed their skin

As the predators

on the other side

cross out their options;

imagine the dark hills,

as their vacant rooms are booked

for the unsteady future to come

 

 

 

 

 

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