Tuesday, 23 May 2017

short forms 23rd May 2017

nothing
can prepare her
for the truth of his death
and the stupid reason he died.
Daddy?


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strawberry flowers
making a promise to the future
registering to vote


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a week
away from the gym
leaves her weak
She can't pull the weight
she was used to before


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he works all day
seeing client's on Skype
without a break

at three he nips out
a supervisory session
an hour in person

I mow the lawn


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unexpected bruise. She cites the garden.

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Monday, 22 May 2017

short forms 22nd May 2017

looking
for her brother
missing and presumed dead.
She can't help wondering if he's
alive


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oriental poppies
displaying their wares
consumer bees


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Stokholm
city of islands
and innovation
Even basic amenities
are gender neutral


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a carvery
for a friend's birthday
(veggie option)

Old friends
with grown-up children
and a big dog

delightful afternoon


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hunger. She recognises signs of depression.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

short forms 21st May 2017

school friends
become adults
are just as much a twat
as they were as a teenager.
Flirting


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rain
segues into sunny skies
red peonies


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My sunburn fades
after two days of England
sunny Stokholm
I put away my jumpers
unworn in Sweden


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happy dogs
pleased to see us return
we're not dead, after all

Moose has a problem
lumps of poo don't sit well
on his long furry trousers

surprised squeal


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she weighs the same. Looks fatter.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

short forms 12th May 2017

Chloe
wants the business
she needs to make money
for her escape from Laverstone.
Death trap


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morning rain
strawberry flowers don't care
sheltering bees


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holiday packing
whatever I take
I'll regret
No doubt I'll forget
Something important


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a list of chores
left for the housesitter
mostly dog related

I gaze at Jack
wondering
if I'll ever see him again

I always think that.


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last minute panic. Jiu-jitsu exercises.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

short forms 11th May 2017

What time is it?
visits
from her brother
at least, that's what she thinks.
The vulnerable mind of a
teen girl
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morning sunshine
providing heat on my back
the radiator


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overslept
It feels like 9AM
but it's actually 10
Oh dear. forgot to wake DK
now he's late for work


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running late
the whole day thrown out
patient dogs

breakfast
walk
gym

anger management


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holiday planning for a cold climate

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

short forms 10th May 2017

Home is where...
mostly
she wants someone
to treat her properly
(or at least how she wants to be
treated)


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white flowers
greeting the morning bees
wild garlic


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poetry
falling like leaves
from my brain
alas, it's the structure I need,
not just the words


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hungry dog
stares at the general space
where I might be

oatmeal for breakfast
a light whined reminder
"I, too, like oatmeal"

his love, unrequited


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still fat. Still unhappy. Slight;y stronger.

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

short forms 9th May 2017

Sleepy Jack
she sings
of broken hearts
and the violence of
her brother's desperate ending.
Burning


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overcast
the threat of rain
thyme seedlings


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France
a pin against the tide
of alt.right
Already Russian newspapers
label Macron as 'gay psychopath'


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weeds
across the patio garden
forget-me-nots

I pull them out
making way for self seeded poppies
and summer bulbs

the buds of fresh wolfsbane


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back and biceps. She's too weak.

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