Thursday, 29 September 2016

short forms 29th September 2016

He wants
the Star Wars theme
for his great reveal
She plays The Imperial March
instead


© Rachel Green 2016

chestnut shine
inside a spiky shell
metaphor for life


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doc's appointment
for the teenager
I sit on the phone
The hard part I leave to her:
waking the behemoth


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spiral steps
inside Gaudi's masterpiece
under-rail lighting

breathtaking views
of Barcelona's streets
from the Apostles' towers

Christ-on-a-bridge!


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full wall mirror. She's so fat.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

short forms 28th September 2016

dad's house
architect's joy
but remains unfinished
his death effectively ended
the work


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burnt Gruyere
backlit by sunshine
no trace of blue


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window cleaner
always arrives when I have
money shortages
I ask him to do the front only
for sixty percent of the fee


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body weals
may be allergies
or parasites

the concept of bedbugs
raised but disproved by Helen
dog fleas, maybe?

or a latex allergy?


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fresh sheets. The itching eases off.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

short forms 27th September 2016

teachers
she avoids them
because of her clothing.
Red tights are so not uniform
colour


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high wind
horizontal rain
fallen sycamore


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the rain
in Spain
falls mainly on my washing
bit of a pisser
I needed those pants


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no reply
from the exhibition lady
no worries

I'll change the order of painting
as soon as I can afford paint
and canvas

will still paint Keeler, though


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goodreads. So many books to rate.

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Monday, 26 September 2016

short forms 26th September 2016

her mom
is transgender
she tries to remember
to alter pronouns in her head.
*kicks self*


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morning rain
nasturtium leaves yellowing
wet dog


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post holiday blues
arrive with the rain
routine
everyone back to work
an end to smiling


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itchiness
all across my body
large welts

pinpricks
across my arms, legs
insect bites

allergies?


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She scratches. The agony of allergies.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

short forms 25th September 2016

brothers
are rarely seen
except when not wanted
criticising everything
she does


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falling leaves
on the car bonnet
a magpie


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cleaning
a dust-filled house
inches of plaster
Lu's allergies playing up
suffering mortality


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rebuilt computer
running like a dog
needs drivers

so new
the graphics card
won't take my old monitor

runs like a one-legged dog


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She scratches. Allergies or insect bites?

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

short forms 24th September 2016

kisses
in the darkness
a lad two years older
who smells of fish and chips, cider
and Lynx


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a hundred apples
on the damp grass
a thousand slugs


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art projects
starting to pile up
portraits
Christine Keeler and
Stephanie Wright


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Barcelona
seems an age ago
warm sun

An English autumn
encourages jumpers
and wistful longing

flushing paper


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rebuilt computer. She misses her apps

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Friday, 23 September 2016

short forms 23rd September 2016

no need
for old regrets
wishing away the past
can bring completely new regrets
Needful


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nasturtium flowers
overtake the garden
weeping willow


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a week away
the garden overgrown
a fairy tale
All I need is a prince
to cut the hedges


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Jack
still alive
though we've been gone a week
happy to see us
follows us around the house
asking for fuss

other dogs, jealous


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short flight. a dehydration headache, pounding

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