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Initial – Another Aeroplane

Recollecting a first flight with the assistance of one of Eno’s Oblique Strategies, ‘Ask your body’ and my body remembers past and future tenses from an uncomfortable seating position. Another AeroplaneI aim to pass the time with thermalsAiding the duck and dive desiredBy a body confined to erect seatingAs a desperate ...

Mild thoughts on extreme sports

So as a disabled person I have a number of things that I don’t understand. I suppose that you’re assuming that I’m going to harp on about prejudice and being an outcast from society and so on and so forth. Well today’s your lucky day, unclench all the orifices that ...

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100 Meters – This One’s for Dennis

It was about 25 years ago that Dennis Queen said ‘Proud, Angry and Strong’. Whilst memory is fuzzy we may have been in Trafalgar Square awaiting our next action. I’m not sure if it was her phrase or someone else's but she was the first I heard say it. Dennis ...

Winter Survival Content List

So Winter is coming, as is the likelihood of another lockdown. So we’re going to need entertainment. Here’s my run down of stuff to keep you busy as the nights draw in. Of course it goes without saying these are just what I found entertaining and everyone’s different. But hopefully ...

Poppy Day as Totalitarianism creeps in with pre-warning decades ago from The Dame, genius creatives, always ahead of their time

"I think we're on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying" The Dame, talking decades ago on BBC Newsnight about the Tinternet. (This is how I want to spell it, stop spell check keep changing it!!!) I think it's easier if I stick to poetry right now.... Poppy Day What does silence mean ...

Acorn; Time and Space

Yoko’s Earth Piece VI from Acorn suggests our current time is yet to reach space which struggles to keep up with us but waits to hear the present in its future. She concludes we should not be looking back but look forward if we want our past to be revealed ...

The Challenge; Its Gonna be a Red Xmas

The Challenge from the Highgate Society Poetry Group for December 3rd 2019 was set as ‘Beautiful Lies – Create Fake News’ It's Gonna Be A Red Xmas Santa has tick boxed his selection He’s gonna wear red for the coming election His chocolate boxes will be under nourished The tough titty toffees were all munched ...

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Going to gigs with a physical disability

I miss gigs. I know you’re blown away aren’t you? Such outrageous edgy writing… But seriously, live music has been a huge part of my life for a long time. I worked in a music pub for years, and I’m really starting to get the itch again. But ...

100 Meters; Speak

A competition concerning Oxford’s Covered Market leads me to make a competition entry. Memories of what was then the Apple Trust. Now the Stammer Trust. SpeakCovered marketHubbub and AcousticsMake the spaceTo hear me speakI am come from out of WarnefordFrom the house that apples storeI have questionsCannot speak themLet me take ...

Non-fiction Nanowrimo 1 – Natives by Akala

So, it’s 'Nanowrimo', and although I’m not attempting the fiction version that everyone is familiar with, I am going to be attempting a non-fiction version. So basically I have to write 30 articles of at least 500 words by the end of the month. So if you fancy ...