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hailstorm

another hailstorm but we just missed it, we keep missing them but one day you just know we’re gonna be out and get caught in it and the umbrella will be useless and we’ll get wet but why doeas it matter so much that we miss the hailstorm, why does it matter if we get soaked. Maybe if we do, we’ll feel more alive.

» Posted By Steve O On 11.20.2018 @ 2:57 pm

outlet

I needed to be more creative but
I couldn’t think how to be creative
so in my head i imagined a factory
a factory bigger than you can imagine
and inside were a number of outlets
and all I had to do was go to work in one of them
and no matter how how dull or boring the process
I just had to start working on what I was doing
and then creativity would come find me
instead of me looking for it and so out the
creations would pour and so they poured
and how they poured.

» Posted By Steve O On 09.13.2018 @ 10:40 am

tiled

The bathroom wall was tiled
with light blue and white tiles
that helped keep the room bright
and not too dark at night
If I choose to wee by moonlight.

» Posted By Steve O On 09.17.2017 @ 6:34 am

broken

it was broken when I found it.
I don’t know who did it but it was beyond repair
but it wasn’t the end of the world
because I found another
not quite the same
but in the end, better.

» Posted By Steve O On 09.07.2017 @ 2:55 am

flannel

she used the flannel on her face
then put it back
in its place.

» Posted By Steve O On 09.05.2017 @ 5:04 am

burning

burning
a burning sun
over my burning boredom
my mind alight with the mundane
moving from one distraction to another
I should just stop and extinguish these idle ways
meditate under the burning sun and once again see the light

» Posted By Steve O On 09.03.2017 @ 8:25 am

cough

cough
tides
in and out
I suffer
like the sands
I suffer
covering with my hands
I suffer
in and out
until gone

» Posted By Steve O On 08.28.2017 @ 11:07 am

tutor

She was my tutor
she wasn’t very good
despite her surname including the word good
she wasn’t very good
must do better.

» Posted By Steve O On 08.27.2017 @ 9:39 am

vultures

We are like vultures
that never leave the ground
Circling around blocks
looking for the next prey
It makes me think
how primitive we still are
like jostling maggots
dying in a jar.

» Posted By Steve O On 08.25.2017 @ 10:15 am

birds

birds, headphones
the sounds pour into my ears
drowning my fears
as I fly away
to safety

» Posted By Steve O On 05.15.2017 @ 3:08 pm

eyeliner

eyeliner river
washing down
to the
ground
like a leaf
my soul slowly falling
a cloud printer
about to
run out of ink.

» Posted By Steve O On 05.13.2017 @ 4:05 am

staged

I was drinking with a friend. We were talking about how life was changing when he punched me and broke my nose. My nose was bleeding for about 20 minutes and he was laughing for about 10 of those minutes. People said it had been staged as a way of getting attention and sympathy. They both denied any wrong doing.

» Posted By Steve O On 04.30.2017 @ 11:08 am

steak

he ordered the steak and chips
and as he ordered saliva
fell
from
his
lips

» Posted By Steve O On 04.03.2017 @ 2:46 pm

crumble

things crumble
apple crumble
sussex crumble
humans crumble
mustn’t grumble

» Posted By Steve O On 02.14.2017 @ 3:02 pm

guidance

I used her book as guidance to get me writing and i was pleasantly surprised by the results and how excited I became about sitting down to do it, well I wasn’t always excited sometimes it was the complete opposite.

» Posted By Steve O On 02.09.2017 @ 1:17 pm

cages

An example of language shortening and changing.

How long did it take?
It took ages
How long did it take?
took ages
How long did it take?
tk ages
How long did it take?
tkages
How long did it take?
Kages
Did you say cages?

» Posted By Steve O On 02.04.2017 @ 11:22 am

longing

It hit me sometimes, a sudden longing to be with old friends and family, or a sudden longing to be somewhere else. It came out of nowhere as I navigated the foreign streets to the local shops. Occasionally I felt like an alien or even if I were invisible to people passing me by, a stranger from another land which often slowed my step. I longed for many things: to see people or to be here or over there, but I think it made those things, when I finally got to see them or do them again, all the greater.

» Posted By Steve O On 02.03.2017 @ 12:38 pm

territory

Down the Stuart highway we were driven by our French drivers – camping in rest areas, lighting fires, cooking beans, rice and veggies and travelling between hot sunny days and cold cold nights all the way down to Uluru where magical sunrises lifted the desert and the rocks into a photographers dream.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.31.2017 @ 5:30 am

answer

It doesn’t matter what your answer is as long as you can explain your answer – for example if you think that peanuts are attractive that’s fine you just need to tell me why they are attractive.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.30.2017 @ 1:02 pm

weave

I had to weave through the traffic that evening and i knew she would be waiting at home on the sofa with the radiator on, maybe reading a book or crocheting. Except when I got home she wasn’t there: the house was dark and cold. She had gone. I feared the worst.

Then I saw she had left me a note. it said: Weave run out of sugar I’ve just popped to the shops X

» Posted By Steve O On 01.25.2017 @ 1:00 pm

stare

he stared at the screen like he had done for over 100 years – he was made of stone, a statue promoting an age gone by how a generation had been remembered .

» Posted By Steve O On 01.24.2017 @ 5:25 am

thieves

thieves stole all my possessions, all my worldly electronic possessions which wasn’t much really except that I didn’t have insurance and had a some time where for the first time on years I couldn’t check my social media accounts to see that nothing really that interesting was happening so I sat with time and thought of loss and how less is more and although hard at first to drain myself of my unnatural habits I soon became content with a book, the flicker of a candle, a pen and paper. The things that had been robbing me of my life had been stolen and now, calm and unaware of everybody’s news and updates across the bay, across the country and across oceans, I sat with my breathing body.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.22.2017 @ 2:27 pm

intimidate

It felt like she was trying to intimidate me the way she smiled as i sat there feeling slightly bemused at my situation sat there under bright lights and clean objects and I was sadly at her mercy i felt like a cat on a visit to the vet I didn’t really know how to deal with it but I accepted it because there didn’t seem to be any more options and as i left, the receptionist who had looked pretty on arrival now seemed fake and over-smiling as she saw me out the door almost rady to burst out laughing. There were few leaves on the trees outside swaying, perhaps normally that would be gentle sign but today they were backed by a grey intimidating sky out of the brightness into the darkness into the darkness I went wondering where to turn next.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.19.2017 @ 1:24 pm

ramp

He was ramping up the music full of rum and coke
when a voice at the door it suddenly spoke
It said turn that racket down or I’ll call the police
but the noise of the music it did not cease
so the voice got louder and shouted who he was
was the downstairs neighbour so i said i’m very soz
He said all year long i’ve been putting up with this
And that was my first year living in Cádiz

» Posted By Steve O On 01.18.2017 @ 1:32 pm

golf

fancy a round of golf?
I did
On the first hole I hit the ball about 10metres
and then swung it into the trees
Things didn’t get much better as we laughed our way to the greem
We were young we didn’t care
I had borrowed my Grans golf bag and clubs
I don’t remember the other 8 holes
but afterwards we sat in the club house and had millionaires shortbread and tins of sunkist.
There was nothing to worry about
We were young we didn’t care

» Posted By Steve O On 01.17.2017 @ 1:12 pm

fortress

We built a fort, slowly putting it together – and it was strong
We called it a fortress, it was enormous, faultless a success
For years it remained strong but it couldn’t go on
could it.
for everything comes to an end, even things we don’t really want to
So we build again and next time its different
but if we keep going and we keep building and we keep trying
then there you have it.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.15.2017 @ 10:19 am

downgrade

I was downgraded from a good seat to a bad seat on the plane, the only thing being the amount of legroom and arm space and lack of free stuff. I was livid but i remained calm with all the eyes of the plane on me as I went to my new position. It was then I calmed down as I noticed who i would be sitting next to. Your movement filled me with excitement, such elegance and when I was brave enough to look at you, my goodness what beauty. I had been downgraded but my mood had been upgraded especially when after starting a conversation you seemed quite happy to answer back.

» Posted By Steve O On 01.14.2017 @ 6:55 am

citizens

Citizens of the country were up in arms about the decisions it was just more decisions being made without any thought for them so they were up in arms again and they were up in arms so much these days that their arms got stuck up and the people who made the decisions saw it as an act of surrender so they made even more decisions, bad decisions

» Posted By Steve O On 01.12.2017 @ 3:00 am

revival

The city is showing signs of revival
after the terrible events
that passed
yet
after so many blasts
most of the ladies and gents
had left to ensure their survival

Things will never be the same again.

» Posted By Steve O On 12.05.2016 @ 7:58 am

drummer

I watched the drummer
who was also a runner
but i didn’t like his beat
nor the shoes on his feet
so that was a bit of a bummer.

» Posted By Steve O On 11.07.2016 @ 3:23 am

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