Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

Graces
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 22:08

Graces

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Graces by P. W. Bridgman In the dying light, as the moon drifts fully behind the casement’s edge, Ted and Grace’s little one drifts too: from a fitful wakefulness,at last and finally to a placid sleep. Somnolence settles upon him like a blessing, like a light snowfall, like the blanket’s…
Numbers
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:39

Numbers

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numbers by Steve Pottinger this morning(one dressing-gown, two pockets, missing belt) standing on the back doorstep(cuppa, four sugars, first fag of the day) she’s thinking about numbers(two blackbirds, three wood pigeon, one wren) dry mouth, heart pitter-pattering (nineteen to the dozen) the small ones she can handle,(five fence panels, twelve…
Beak Doctors
Friday, 01 May 2020 09:10

Beak Doctors

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Beak Doctors by Alan Morrison We're wandering about by dayKeeping each other at baySome of us wearing face masksCarrying out our daily tasksOf getting some shopping inWithout touching anything -Wiping down the supermarket basketsWith disinfectantLike over-scrupulous neuroticsOr priests polishing communion cups (One wonders if those orange topsWill ever be back…
May Day Greetings from a London garden
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 30 April 2020 08:03

May Day Greetings from a London garden

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My May Day Call By David Erdos Act One: As We End? SCENE: April 2020, with the day itself as a stage, the writer sits in his garden. He types on an old child-size laptop what he wishes his fellow comrades to hear. He is resolute but concerned and keen…
Tribute Acts
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 17 April 2020 15:48

Tribute Acts

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Tribute Acts by Kevin Higgins Each witch hunt is a tribute act to the last. There is always a committee of three.The gravity in the room is such they struggle to manoeuvre the enormity of their serious faces in the door. Except in the TV version, there is hardly ever…
Anarchy Rules
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 17 April 2020 15:31

Anarchy Rules

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Anarchy Rules by Ray Miller We'll begin at the top -send someone to the loftto shed light on what's dark and spooky,seek out the machinesthat have captured our dreamsand other instruments of cruelty.Let's excise and exposewhat lies under clothesand strip the whole joint naked,so that nothing's intact,let's be ruthless, in…
Meanwhile (spoiler alert) back at the Apocalypse…
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 12:44

Meanwhile (spoiler alert) back at the Apocalypse…

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Meanwhile (spoiler alert) back at the Apocalypse… by Jim Mainland Tammy’s new flatmate is acting strangely againGwen awaits the results of her hospital testBarry’s practical joke backfires Leanne’s drinking reaches devastating proportionsLen prepares to meet his natural motherBen suspects Lisa is cheating on himCarol discovers Jason and Keith in a…
Indebted
Monday, 13 April 2020 11:17

Indebted

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Indebted by Sally Flint 'I owe them my life.' - Boris Johnson, thanking NHS staff. It's early morning: no-one speaks. Not yet.Yellow's Orthopaedics, pink Paediatrics,purple Chemo ‒ not enough aqua for A&E,so there's a sharing out of ICU's blues. They've sat with the dying beyond shifts,high-fived and hugged each other…
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