Saturday, December 31, 2011

facebookaholic -
need to break my addiction
and reclaim my life

Friday, December 30, 2011

the corners - spiders -
hurdles and tests - mountain paths
and choices - river

Thursday, December 29, 2011

draw the air into
your lungs and stop the silence -
silken skies and rain

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the echoes and voids -
cosmic microwave background -
structure in the cold

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

cold roast potatoes
taken from the fridge - a snack -
tasty leftovers

Monday, December 26, 2011

filigree - colours -
tempest - dawn - shells - purple - song -
texture - scent - balance

Sunday, December 25, 2011

death-row prisoner,
the soldiers on the front line,
cancer patient - sand

Saturday, December 24, 2011

as I move through life
barnacles of memory -
slave to wind and sea

Friday, December 23, 2011

drops of moisture cling
to the washing line and wave
- moving in the wind

Thursday, December 22, 2011

diseased - raw - jangle -
the terminal barbed wire grasps -
eyelids torn - future

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the solstice year turn -
buying presents in the dark -
waiting for the Feast

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

small green chillies mixed
into the mashed potato,
green Mars haunts my dreams

Monday, December 19, 2011

there is no summer -
the light falls on stony ground -
during the short day

Sunday, December 18, 2011

alcohol fog -
drifting through conversations
clouding the jangle

Saturday, December 17, 2011

christmas meal and drink
rocking the baby - laughter -
settling the bill

Friday, December 16, 2011

sand - diamonds - blue - eyes -
another picture of you
electron shells - photons

Thursday, December 15, 2011

thin thread of despair
wraps around my throat - I choke
and my eyes bulge - sleep

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

it's all ice crystals -
balance of dreams - memory
pointers cast to void

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

persecuted - snag
paranoia rampages
- edge back from the cliff

Monday, December 12, 2011

geometric break
fractal interzone - the tide -
fermi paradox

Sunday, December 11, 2011

dull and heavy day
after a long night drinking,
birthday booze - sphere - pop

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I shout your name on
the empty beach inside
my dream, the waves crash

Friday, December 9, 2011

in the dark and damp
December afternoon, films
and books, food and wine

Thursday, December 8, 2011

cope - stream - blanket - sun
summer - her face - the lightning -
the rain washing shells

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

over a hurdle
and onto the next, moving
across a landscape

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

chemicals evolved,
peering out of bone cases,
wetware network - words

Monday, December 5, 2011

I was ill - she left,
and I ought to forgive her,
it's a struggle - scars

Sunday, December 4, 2011

winter walk with friends,
sauntering through fields, target
ahead, a pint - light

Saturday, December 3, 2011

songs of vinegar,
midnight starlight and patterns
of twisted rope - nyx

Friday, December 2, 2011

the wasps in my head
drink wine and vomit embers
that burn nightingales

Thursday, December 1, 2011

sit for a moment,
write a poem and reflect,
ten minutes - forever

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

gilded by balloons,
the ribbons and the laughter,
a children's party

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

climb the ladder
and knock on the moon, for the
tide of dreams calls - "rust"

Monday, November 28, 2011

feline visitor,
just saying hello, a safe
place to wash herself

Sunday, November 27, 2011

cunt pussy clit slit
camel toe mons veneris
vagina vulva

Saturday, November 26, 2011

unemployed poet -
fuck off - get a job - actor,
musician - laughter -
programmer? experience?
you're a bum - call centre

Friday, November 25, 2011

I pinched myself and
then I knew it was a dream,
I wanted you - wish

Thursday, November 24, 2011

a hall of mirrors,
my Nemesis Stanley Fish,
the rainbow bridge - words

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

throw into the pool
the flowers and watch them swirl,
they cascade through time

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

the sun hides the stars,
our place in the sky
hidden like laughter

Monday, November 21, 2011

Erebus haunts me,
the ice caves fascinate me,
Nyx - dancing for him

Sunday, November 20, 2011

icarus falling,
the red trojans of Neptune,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

silence walks the moon,
it was not my intention
to devour the sun

Friday, November 18, 2011

solve the equation,
furoshiki knot wrapping,
lilies of the field

Thursday, November 17, 2011

holdfast unto faith
in people and life, despite
snaps and wasps and ice

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a diet of wasps
feeds the loneliness so I
prey on alcohol

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

radioactive -
particle rain - DNA -
half-life and cancer

Monday, November 14, 2011

I see you and spin,
I am lost in the colours,
mandelbrot feelings

Sunday, November 13, 2011

it is the river,
it is the silent dawn and
the slicing razor

Saturday, November 12, 2011

soften the edges,
now more corduroy than punk,
salt and pepper hair

Friday, November 11, 2011

slip into the pool
and watch the patterns shimmer,
swim and breathe - unfold

Thursday, November 10, 2011

working - balancing -
weaving - life and chores - garden
contemplation - seeds

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I am stripped naked,
abrading in the sand storm,
polished to the bone

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

walk into the wood
and find a suitable tree,
the moon in my eyes

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am a penny
dissolving in vinegar,
let me disappear

Sunday, November 6, 2011

friends like a blanket -
comfortable long acquaintance,
snugglely warm

Saturday, November 5, 2011

the path to winter,
pumpkins and fireworks, the dark
becomes magical

Friday, November 4, 2011

my head is like soup,
a thick ooze of chemicals,
a stoned lethargy

Thursday, November 3, 2011

songs of suicide
and fire that dance before me,
listening entranced

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

micro gravity -
float like a ball of water,
fragment and shatter

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

sparks and firelight,
flickering shadows and steel,
the sword maker works

Monday, October 31, 2011

the tilt of the world
driving the seasons, the wheel
and rhythms of light

Sunday, October 30, 2011

halloween parade,
costumes and dark fantasies,
rotting flesh make-up

Saturday, October 29, 2011

rigid shapes, like ice
captured frozen pattern of
falling water - snap

Friday, October 28, 2011

the brain's delicate balance,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I don't remember,
the ingredients are wrong,
counteract the salt

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

information dose,
throw it into the silence,
people recoil - dark

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the herbs and garlic,
casserole slowly cooking,
a glass of red wine

Monday, October 24, 2011

ginger cake and cream,
coffee and a cat asleep,
afternoon slips by

Sunday, October 23, 2011

a countryside walk -
drifting through the scenery,
ambling with friends

Saturday, October 22, 2011

the piano keys -
the white walls and a black cat -
waterfall music

Friday, October 21, 2011

with a little fear
a wisdom tooth extraction -
human ivory

Thursday, October 20, 2011

drink when I get in,
a couple of vodka shots,
and supper cooking

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

taut like a bow string,
put the pebbles in my mouth,
throwing lit matches

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


the silence folded,
the teeth which rip the fruit's flesh,
the smell of clean sheets

Monday, October 17, 2011

I don't know the way,
I don't have the heart to fight,
I walk straight ahead
falling like raindrops,
leaf buffeted by the wind,
I'm at your mercy

Sunday, October 16, 2011

walking on the sand
the wind swirls and I am blind

Saturday, October 15, 2011

clean my eyelashes
and groom my eyebrows - my eyes
surrender silence

Friday, October 14, 2011

my life is empty
a lonely sea of nothing
stretches out in front

Thursday, October 13, 2011

suicide and fear
haunt my waking mind today
to escape - to fly

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

when the door opens,
slip outside and run in light,
let it embrace you

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

silk and the twilight
of morning's slow increase
transitions - melting

Monday, October 10, 2011

exam aftermath
leave the autopsy alone
and on to the next

Sunday, October 9, 2011

tumbling downhill
jangles in my head - zombie
stagger stepping stones

Saturday, October 8, 2011

psychosis babble
the jibber jabber jagged
warps and wefts drumming
pineapple wineglass
vinegar gingerbread man
soil and dancing ants
to bath in sunlight
the warm blanket of floating
azure skies and breath

Friday, October 7, 2011

venom scratches puss
oozes maggots and flies - fear
razor blades my soul

Thursday, October 6, 2011

the doubts I had - wash
and recombine to form ink
puddle bounced light
drag me over sand
I am an exile from peace
the landscape bleeds wire
geometric shapes
the tide pool left by the dreams
we remember - caves
to melt the poison
that leaks from my eyes - acid
rain burns electrons

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

buddleja and drums
the beating rain - moss and ferns -
dripping foliage

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

the dragons - the sharks -
the nargles and the demons -
stealing sanity

Monday, October 3, 2011

apples - strawberries
sunlight and water - the earth
made flesh to nourish

Sunday, October 2, 2011

the structures we build
coral - the bones of the dead
a surface of now

Saturday, October 1, 2011

the watermill turns
the grinding stone adding grit
to the flour - bread and life
my daily ritual
carved into the water
of photons and shells

Friday, September 30, 2011

poised - scintillating
you dazzle me. In my dream
we are calm and close.
I buy you a dress - you flash
your eyes - a thousand feelings.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

fracture lines - coral
pencils and sharks - ivory
ornaments - fossils

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

revision razor
bathe my eyes in vinegar
i need to focus

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

rain forest - the sea -
Oort cloud - Antares - and time -
the mind's eye travels
the vault of the sky
time/space speckled with jewels
firmament patterns

Monday, September 26, 2011

in the deep dark - blue
Neptune the ice giant - long
seasons as Earth turns
why do I love you
the scorpion and the frog
my only answer

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the inclined ellipse
very eccentric orbit
a dirty snowball
tumbling lonely
large semi major axis
out in the deep dark

Saturday, September 24, 2011

deep dark peace and blue
river silk cream delicate
soothing washing fake

Friday, September 23, 2011

the rumpled duvet
the washing up left undone
shabby not dirty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

diagonal dreams
of royalty and junkies
city streets and crowds

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the glamour of ice
the secrets of the deep dark
visions in the cold

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

kuiper belt object
colourful "ices" - tumble
a future promise

Monday, September 19, 2011

the mercury tears
the solar flare - aurora
Earth so far away

Sunday, September 18, 2011

some bucolic dreams
of farms by the sea
tessellation edge
the rolling green hills
apple and blueberry tea
a farm by the sea

Saturday, September 17, 2011

the river - the snow
sugar slowly dissolving -
slow dawn of knowledge

Friday, September 16, 2011

the heliopause
and my obsession with you -
interstellar space

Thursday, September 15, 2011

the uncertain tea
the fruit of time and labour
- dust is certain - drink
the electron shells
the pattern left by the sea
quantum flux and tea

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I want to fall out
of my obsession with you -
break orbit and go

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

secure in the warmth
running water and oven
some food in the fridge

Monday, September 12, 2011

the L4 Trojan
tide locked asteroid - spinning -
orbiting the sun

Sunday, September 11, 2011

on the glacier
looking out into the dark
neolithic man

Saturday, September 10, 2011

the river of stars
has the galactic black hole -
bright accretion disc

Friday, September 9, 2011

knotwork between us
woven strands forming a thread
nodes of dreams and words

Thursday, September 8, 2011

head like honey ooze
drifting in and out of sleep
slow blink and sink - cream

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

the fruit from the tree
i collect and throw away

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the leaves slowly turn
to Autumn colours again -
the hunkering down

Monday, September 5, 2011

shadows on the wall
when the bombs fall like petals -
silence falls - planet firestorm
tsunami engulfs us all

Sunday, September 4, 2011

where is the shoulder
between the road and the grave
breathing silent pause

Saturday, September 3, 2011

the everyday lives
of ordinary people -
work, sleep, kids, laughter
the seasons cycle and fall
the forest's calm dignity

Friday, September 2, 2011

grabbing the last days
before the autumn sets in -
jobs in the garden

Thursday, September 1, 2011

the transformations
from clouds to oceans - pulled by
the circulation
the light like butter
looking to the morning sun
melting the puddles
dead eyes in the earth
seeing only worms and soil -
liquefaction - tears

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

river - storm - the moon
the spring tide - the mounting waves -
ginger hair - spiral

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

journey in the dark
leaving behind memory's
phosphorescent wake

Monday, August 29, 2011

the herringbone mind
the natural dyes of tweed
the croft by the sea

Sunday, August 28, 2011

naked in silence
standing in the dark and rain -
a fine mist falling

Saturday, August 27, 2011

my head full of rain
the dark moon lost behind clouds
the bridge is washed clean

Friday, August 26, 2011

Luna seas of dust
a hope beyond my lifetime
sailing companion

Thursday, August 25, 2011

my own bile chokes me
I suffocate in hatred -
still learning to love
i wish i was kind
deep down i call you a cunt
I poison myself
I hear the drumming
it's just the sound of the rain -
wash away the moon

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

the stagnant river
the smell of your love for him.
Be happy for you?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I eat the gravel
and smell the scent of grey paint
moon dust is my soap

Monday, August 22, 2011

the planet in space
my bubble of consciousness
air molecules drift

Sunday, August 21, 2011

the smoke, the metal,
the charcoal, the forge, the sword,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

thawing out with jazz
cranberry juice and orange
the floating darkness

Friday, August 19, 2011

paper in water
soft pulp sunlight made lignin
a new element

Thursday, August 18, 2011

maggots and bad milk
electrical flex noose - break -
mogadon escape

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fruit tea and clean boots
Tortellini and chicken
the simple touches

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

fill my arteries
with sausage fat, soured cream
and cheese - life is short

Monday, August 15, 2011

little by little
despite the nargles biting
progress is achieved

Sunday, August 14, 2011

hand print on the wall
period mixed with semen
we danced together

Saturday, August 13, 2011

the diamonds, the silk
the chocolate, the shadows
the darkness and hope

Friday, August 12, 2011

sing to me of rain
and the girl just out of reach -
daylight hidden stars

Thursday, August 11, 2011

blinkered and frantic
there's a riot in my head -
a focus then peace

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the social contract
broken by the feckless poor,
or the government,
where's hope for the underclass?
Divided society

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a bottle of wine
some chicken in the oven
a film on TV

Monday, August 8, 2011

I want to be washed
clean of all the darkness which
paralyses me

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I swim in the rain
you dance on the beach naked -
rainbow between us

Saturday, August 6, 2011

the only escape
when the anxiety dreams come
is insomnia

Friday, August 5, 2011

I drift in shadows
muttering jangles and scraps,
in search of a fix

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I died and became
a dispersing atom crowd
like ink in the sea
slip under water
mingle with the light - fine points
of supplicant rain
shower of fragments
melody and razor blades
catharsis silver

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

dissolve the salt blood
drain the blue memory pool
free the green river

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

the summer heat rings
silent bell washing waves - notes -
air resonating

Monday, August 1, 2011

measure the pain of
the broken bones of silence -
mute howl flooded nerves

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quality Water
Everywhere - Reasonable -
Tenacity - Yearn

Saturday, July 30, 2011

cleaning off the soot
from the washing line - city smog
unseen collecting

Friday, July 29, 2011

fractured vinegar
spitting misanthropic thoughts
screaming flashing push

Thursday, July 28, 2011

the jagged glances
struggling to walk in step
looping and phasing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

absorbing daylight
sitting in my garden - cat
asleep on my lap

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

retracing my steps
in charcoal - memory smears -
I find leaves falling

Monday, July 25, 2011

I drink the poison
the dripping chittering yew
sliding through my head

Sunday, July 24, 2011

the wasp husk, rotting
and mouldy, stirs - out creeps fear
insect sharp - swollen

Saturday, July 23, 2011

to live without hope
step by step - renounce desire
and endure the void

Friday, July 22, 2011

interzones and border guards
heroes and journeys

Thursday, July 21, 2011

knitted together
with plausible yarns - the lies
of fidelity

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the long roots of teeth
the coal industry ripped out
job transformation

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

wind on the river
blowing ripples upstream - light -
dappled photon bounce

Monday, July 18, 2011

a central black hole
fire, ice and isolation
my galaxy - home

Sunday, July 17, 2011

waning gibbous moon
the spring tide rising - July
and the rain washes
to rip a whisper
from a dream of longing sand
the waves dissolved

Saturday, July 16, 2011

the blood and river
the eyes scarred by diamond grit
the white noise roaring

Friday, July 15, 2011

the green, blue and red
my irrationality
the drums and symbols

Thursday, July 14, 2011

the revolution
Bastille Day - blood on the streets
Bunting and flowers

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a species apart
the cat asleep in my arms -
her old man eyebrows

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

of words amongst the neurons
semantic latice

Monday, July 11, 2011

post apocalypse
dreamscape of feral nature
Buddleja and rain

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I worked long and hard
my stubborn will bent like yew -
springing back to shape

Saturday, July 9, 2011

the cells trapped in bone
the emergent behaviour
of mind in the brain

Friday, July 8, 2011

a storm on Saturn
the far away violence
politics and lives

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I feel the river
fingers dipped into the water -
Soar, Trent, Humber, sea

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

cogs in the machine
true, yet we can maneuver -
trapped with space to move -
if one moves - it ripples out
trapped - not powerless

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winter passed to Spring
the grass where crocuses grew
shaved and yellowing

Monday, July 4, 2011

mould on the cracked tiles
underwear hanging to dry
water stained mirror

Sunday, July 3, 2011

dry sticks and old bones
desert winds and stalagmites
prison camps - scarlet

Saturday, July 2, 2011

summer morning light
photon rivers of gladness
butter and warm bread

Friday, July 1, 2011

revisit an old book
taste the herbs half-remembered
fresh colour again

Thursday, June 30, 2011

water from the tap
cool and clear like love, washing
the thirst from yearning

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

the cunt of freedom
intoxicating riot
boundaries and peace

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

feel the eyelids droop
taking a languorous blink
sudden start - cat nap

Monday, June 27, 2011

the little corporals
are taking names on the bus
Don't go home tonight
Stay with me and dance at last
For tomorrow the sky falls
I curl and wither
bowed with a weight of madness
frost burned fern - brittle

Sunday, June 26, 2011

forget the mad eyes
I send towards you - frost sharp
I regret my snow
whirling colour sea
still point in a dark spotlight
I sit amidst life
spider on the breeze
paragliding on a thread
risks predatory joy

Saturday, June 25, 2011

shoots and leaves appear
oak saplings in bonsai pots -
despite the dry Spring

Friday, June 24, 2011

the perfume I bought
the present gathering dust
bottled emotions

Thursday, June 23, 2011

found when I was drunk
a little plastic tiger
vulnerable strength

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

lying in the bath
drifting off smoking a spliff -
before my break down
waiting at the bar
the pint of Guinness settles
pattern in the foam

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

sitting on the bus
listening to my iPod
going home from work

Monday, June 20, 2011

unable to make
a strong statement of colour
i see shadows; break;

Sunday, June 19, 2011

the empty vortex
another voice in the wind
cast adrift in sand

Saturday, June 18, 2011

get back on the bike
journey miles in the darkness
through the woods and moors

Friday, June 17, 2011

putrescence - maggots
childhood memories - madness
cloud of flies - alone

Thursday, June 16, 2011

hand in the river
connected by arteries
the oceans linked poles

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

slice my soul - river
put the feelings on a shelf
wash the silence - stroke

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

the lightening parade
and thunder rush, tequila
and youth screaming wild

Monday, June 13, 2011

gumption test, a wall
struggle past, moving in steps
mountain canal locks

Sunday, June 12, 2011

walking the long road
destination far away
my focus wavers

Saturday, June 11, 2011

sail and steal moments
the pirates of happiness
the flag of bones flies

Friday, June 10, 2011

insomnia strikes
sleep my friend my enemy
taut relationship

Thursday, June 9, 2011

the sinews and roots
intertwined - naked - gasping
tendrils of glass - raw

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

threadbare hope covers
the shadow, stretched thin and lean,
poverty worn socks

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

my love hides with rain
the shadows and the darkness
my soul splintered bare

Monday, June 6, 2011

particles and waves
the periodic table
with electron shells

Sunday, June 5, 2011

wandering footsteps
parched earth and naked flame
plastic detritus

Saturday, June 4, 2011

changing light and rain
a crisp packet full of pain
and stars recycled
the rhythms and waves
death and water flow, recycle
atoms into stars
tomorrow tumbles
down the calendar, like a
domino wave
The still pool of faith
evaporates in silence
like ether, like eyes
the dealers and thieves
musicians in the basement
bohemian knives
changing light and rain
the razor blades and sunshine
the clouds toboggan

Friday, June 3, 2011

the bricks I carry
to build a structure of ice
in the summer sun

Thursday, June 2, 2011

walking through the park
past alcoholics and dealers
sunbathers and kids

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I splinter and break
ceramic security
brittle mind and heart

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ask not for summer
let the seasons run their course
Record changing light

Monday, May 30, 2011

bubbling jitters
roaring stark in my mind's ear
hullabaloo blood
heart thump, screaming reds
the yammer and the swirling
panic attack shriek
slice and dice, drip drip
blood flow spatter suicide
bathroom red sprinkles

Sunday, May 29, 2011

blood flows through my veins
oxygenated fluid
5 litres circles

Saturday, May 28, 2011

sitting in the cave
watching shadows on the wall
language and ideas

Friday, May 27, 2011

I swim in language
I lack gills to breathe the words
I dive and struggle
I swim in language
it ripples across my skin
talk, books - swirling words
sing of the tiger
my father, sunset
listen to the song
in my dream you were asleep
the river, the sky
return to a book
revisit forgotten words
gentle balloon ride

Thursday, May 26, 2011

gaze into the fire
and feel the waves wash your skin's
blood to the surface

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the promise of wine
seductive sunlight captured
fruit scintillation

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the laughter of ants
forging foraging scent trails
forest social nest

Monday, May 23, 2011

the blue/green dragon
the slayer of delusion
Spring rain Acala
Acala is linked to dragons via Kurikara

Sunday, May 22, 2011

the violent eyes
psychosis acid and spit
mirror fragments

Saturday, May 21, 2011

my heart skips a beat
I see a picture of you
another sand grain

Friday, May 20, 2011

the cuisine of peace
simmer friendship, splash of wine,
knead garden - enjoy

Thursday, May 19, 2011

burgers on the grill
sound of metal expanding
glamorous supper

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the scarlet dragon
the teeth that rip the hanged flesh
carnivorous silk

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the tangents of thought
peel a river, upwards rain
light dance, oxbow lake

Monday, May 16, 2011

a thimble of time
looking at the summer stars
by the campsite fire

Sunday, May 15, 2011

the white noise midnight
the swish and swirl alcohol
porcelain shards

Saturday, May 14, 2011

chasm between us
indifference and silence
I rot - glass fragments

Friday, May 13, 2011

the ebb tide pulls me
I drift out to sea alone
raft to the wide world

Thursday, May 12, 2011

the scaffolding stands
and waits by the path, I see
the darkness in silk

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the fledgeling poet
haiku in the Twitter age
counting syllables

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ageing aches and pains
bad posture for years payday
middle age belly
the signs of mortality
one day, today, will seem young

Monday, May 9, 2011

bags of rotting food
milk so old it's gone solid
childhood memories

Sunday, May 8, 2011

the bonding and glue
renewal of acquaintance
feed the routes for growth

(note:- i did mean routes not roots
as in the routes of communication, the roads)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

uncurl like a frond
the medication eases
the chisel edges

Friday, May 6, 2011

the sword sleeps in peace
salute the unknown soldier
waiting for Arthur

Thursday, May 5, 2011

civil war, no blood,
civilized conflict
fighting with words - votes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

the cat on the wall
soaking up the spring sunshine
last year's leaves rustle

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

nurturing habits
trying to adapt my life
to some new patterns

Monday, May 2, 2011

end of a chapter
Bin Laden is dead, closure
completion is nice
the war on terror goes on
the abstract emotion lives

Sunday, May 1, 2011

my ear in shadow
I wait for her to reply
Orbit of the moon
garden breeze and slow
the sun shines through my eyelids
big toe stretch and curl

Saturday, April 30, 2011

work by increments
my style is feast or famine
imitate water
the dripping tap is better
learning to be consistent

Friday, April 29, 2011

the mind made of sticks
the big bad wolf comes to call
everything gone

Thursday, April 28, 2011

the biscuit of hope
is dunked in reali tea
softens and crumbles

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

strangely unpeaceful
my stomach jibber jabber
just thinking about code

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

the stellar relics
decompose to form new clouds
element enriched

Monday, April 25, 2011

lonely and empty
next door having an orgasm
they are young, me once

Sunday, April 24, 2011

procession of days
programming, books and tv
empty without love

Saturday, April 23, 2011

moderation in all things
beware the extremes

Friday, April 22, 2011

practice and effort
polish the mind and sharpen
light in Plato's cave

Thursday, April 21, 2011

knot therapy
at work sitting on the floor
unraveling wires

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

music through the wall
uni work done for now, adrift
weightless nausea

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

on the brink waiting
the tenterhooks claw my flesh -
done, the morning dew

Monday, April 18, 2011

packaging my drugs
in daily plastic boxes
my weekly intake

Sunday, April 17, 2011

subconscious flotsam
flood waters around my bed

Saturday, April 16, 2011

herbivore patience
alert and ruminating
about you and him

Friday, April 15, 2011

stressed about uni
always at the last minute
the rush to finish

Thursday, April 14, 2011

cheese, onion and port,
sumptuous and decadent,
ravishing mixture

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

the perfect balance
erosion and entropy
phoenix life recycles

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the heating is off
the heating turned on again
the English weather

Monday, April 11, 2011

watch it drift away
message cast into the sea
asynchronous note

Sunday, April 10, 2011

so close, I see the starlight
again in the dark

Saturday, April 9, 2011

the arc of the sun
as the planet slowly turns
stay in the light - move

Friday, April 8, 2011

gumption tests and walls
fighting the slings and arrows
stubborn yet listen

Thursday, April 7, 2011

what is wrong with me?
a lack of motivation,
amongst other things

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

sitting in the sun,
cat on my lap, a spring day,
siren far away
I'm dislocated
snafu of whirlpool angles,
tangents and drumbeats

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

rope around my neck
tonight I stood on the brink
to live is a choice

Monday, April 4, 2011

a short exercise
in communicating thoughts
a snapshot of dust

Sunday, April 3, 2011

doing roast chicken
traditional sunday lunch
is a rare event

Saturday, April 2, 2011

dream driving again
a regular occurrence -
which one is the breaks?

Friday, April 1, 2011

wading through syrup
i'm not a morning person
alertness slow dawn

Thursday, March 31, 2011

work to a schedule?
bollocks micro increments
aren't really my style

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

in the job centre
with the hopeless and the mad
Hogarth carnival

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

nuts i missed my chore
i forgot my daily task
a haiku a day

Sunday, March 27, 2011

the zombie spittle
snaps reckless hate, pursued
by the dream shadows

Saturday, March 26, 2011

sun burn of the mind
intense itch inside my brain
scratching makes it worse

Friday, March 25, 2011

the rain in my dreams -
i listen to the drumming
change into legions

Thursday, March 24, 2011

tennis poster girl
became a middle aged lady
pondering the light

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

unravel a thread
to traverse the labyrinth -
tethered to the world

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

learning all the names
on the first day on placement -
actually quite chilled

Monday, March 21, 2011

feather in the breeze
swirling chaotically
fighting gravity

Sunday, March 20, 2011

too much emotion
so gridlock inside the soul
scheduler load crunch

Saturday, March 19, 2011

celestial sphere
we spin within, the pole dance
the burlesque of stars

Friday, March 18, 2011

the lunar surface
desolate seas and footprints
micro meteors

Thursday, March 17, 2011

net disconnected
liberated and alone
the outside retreats

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

giving up my seat
I see the old lady smile
I have my reward

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

seeing the world anew
potter's wheel words spin lenses
darkly, clay my clay

Monday, March 14, 2011

the bay of rainbows
is the place i want to be
the luna refuge

Sunday, March 13, 2011

my tambourine heart
I don't know where the path leads
darkness eats my eyes

Saturday, March 12, 2011

i loathe you and yet
i will always love you, yet
you break my heart, but
my anxiety
I drown in it, bloated corpse,
the stench vomits forth

Friday, March 11, 2011

a drink in the day
the sun over the yard arm?
naughty, but fuck it

Thursday, March 10, 2011

slide into a bath
of chemical muscle pop -
taut as a spring - gone

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I hold the pillow
a monkey seeking comfort
At sea in my bed

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

it takes the edge off
sharp rigid razor dazzle
smoothed to a dappled light

Monday, March 7, 2011

roman republican coin
fighting the strong enemy
Fabian tactics

Sunday, March 6, 2011

breathe in the shadows
absorb the darkness, the ├╝berwald
the listening, beckoning black

Saturday, March 5, 2011

i don't fight for you
i don't fight with hope inside
suicide pain - fear
give me a cyanide pill
and I would go like the breeze

Friday, March 4, 2011

a steady drip drip
of work is not my strong point
my tao - walk and sleep

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bell Labs, Xerox PARC
The dream of the empty field
that's filled by blue sky

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

lost in the dark wood
i stumble and jangle my head -
the detritus mulch

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the burning incense
the rolling and coiling smoke
the sandalwood scent

Monday, February 28, 2011

writing code for the
bow wave of technology
to wash it aside

Sunday, February 27, 2011

sprinkle the chicken
with dried herbs from distant lands
roast and enjoy wine

Saturday, February 26, 2011

taking baby steps
I stagger from day to day
wobbly and nervous

Friday, February 25, 2011

the winter sand dunes
grit of memory - washed
bikinis and shells

Thursday, February 24, 2011

a minute with each
8 years to say a quick - bye
the holocaust ghosts

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I want to make you
come like the dawn bright and weak
relentless crescendo
I want to put my hand
between your legs and make you
pant and gasp release
In the port wine depth
I love you more than my soul
taste the blood and salt
swim with me tonight
feel the current of darkness
shimmering dreams
the velvet embrace
of the chocolate darkness
in the peaceful pool

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I survived the day
wine replaced hope - finger nails -
clinging on with dust

Monday, February 21, 2011

nothing to live for
I've no reason to endure
I may just step out

Sunday, February 20, 2011

there's blood on the street
in the town of Benghazi -
the doors rattle free

Saturday, February 19, 2011

follow the river
across alien landscapes
find the source of dreams

Friday, February 18, 2011

light passes through me
I'm a confidence shaped hole
drawn in dust and blood
weather of my mind
drizzle erodes my heart, frost
fractures endurance

Thursday, February 17, 2011

incense fills the house
the wide open mountain sky
the smoke coils and rolls

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a dream of flying -
fire lantern slowly rising -
pool - dive and surface

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

mish mash of jangles
my nervous anxiety
mouse heart and twitching

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's alone
anchorless in love and life
the Sargasso Sea

Sunday, February 13, 2011

conflict aftermath
cortisol strangled neurons
jangle nettle soup

Saturday, February 12, 2011

the growing structures
knowledge like a coral reef
accretion lagoon

Friday, February 11, 2011

watch life desiccate
the clay of hope turn to dust
pensioner child once
choking on the dust
crumbled hopes and withered dreams
the mirage ahead

Thursday, February 10, 2011

i watch avidly
bouncy bouncy go the boobs
seven of nine running

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

i saw a crocus
and today the sky was blue.
hope? Tantalus? Real?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

the tide of bullshit
ripped out nails aggression
fingers bleed, scratch, drown

Monday, February 7, 2011

can't be arsed lifetime
bollocks, i can't cope, fuck it
lazy lay in bed

Sunday, February 6, 2011

the paranoid hooks
drag the flesh from my mind
leaving soul gobbets

Saturday, February 5, 2011

black swan seduction
singing in the dead of night
she arches her back

Friday, February 4, 2011

the spicy pasta
dances flavour in my mouth
basil and chilli

Thursday, February 3, 2011

the butterfly flap
air turbulence and the coin
the cascade of chaos

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

remorseless reason
stainless steel and ceramic
the forensic slab

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

i'm buried in ice.
emotions, a silent storm
scream catatonic

Monday, January 31, 2011

the song of sixpence
mirror for an unjust world
where is Jenny wren?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

i hate this module
concentrate on endurance
only need to pass

Saturday, January 29, 2011

terrycloth comfort
clinging like Harlow's monkeys
food, alcohol, blue

Friday, January 28, 2011

orbiting the clock
my body clock drifts, daylight
phasing in and out

Thursday, January 27, 2011

polis, urban space
masala of immigrants
the raucous music

the polis, guildhall
rats and cats and the river
Roman baths, McDonald's

creative interzone
jobs, shops and traffic wardens
parks, pubs, dog shit, noise

I love my city
the exuberant ragged flow
detritus magic

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

on the empty page
etch the binary graphemes
sail to ithaca

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the Hollywood divorce
available through Facebook
online mudslinging

Monday, January 24, 2011

my little blue pills
double dose to keep me sane
or at least alive

Sunday, January 23, 2011

the Bristol Stool Scale
last night we were talking shit.
Nurse keeping it real.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

in case there's a fire
put your heart in a shoebox,
accessible, safe.

Naked you run for your life,
watch everything precious burn.

Friday, January 21, 2011

a knock, I descend
suicide thoughts fill my head,
tangled in jangles

Thursday, January 20, 2011

she craves a baby,
gnawed by time, ignored by love
she paints the facade

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

children of the dream
a vision reached for and lost
the future's for rent

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

slowly unwinding
the knot of stress unravels
and my world opens up

Monday, January 17, 2011

rabbit visitor
hopping around the kitchen
furry explorer

Sunday, January 16, 2011

the jangles of skew
off balance with thoughts of you
jitters tangled worms

Saturday, January 15, 2011

take the chemicals,
your brain needs realigning
to rational thought

Friday, January 14, 2011

succulent silence
from the disquiet of bees,
the nectar of peace

Thursday, January 13, 2011

song stuck in my head
spiralling behind my eyes
it looped through my dream

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the search for a job
my greatest enemy - fear,
another breakdown

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I see an echo
i shone my love through a prism
corinthian glass
the blotting paper
a sketch in one thousand tears
stains of memory

Monday, January 10, 2011

a spider's eye view
reality's fractal shoreline
fissures in my mind

Sunday, January 9, 2011

your belly button
the curve of your lower back
breathing in the dark

Saturday, January 8, 2011

slip into the pool
drift away into silence
sleep and suicide

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm full of jitters
they vomit forth from my eyes
jangling naked

Thursday, January 6, 2011

filled my soul from your eyes and
then you walked away

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

the rain gently falls
a grey January day
sheltered and warm home

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

illness, brain spirals,
a shark circling, swirl, storm,
static fried neurons

Monday, January 3, 2011

slowly improving
hours of struggling uphill
but now the code works

Sunday, January 2, 2011

the pitter-patter
of stress and anxiety
inside my stomach

Saturday, January 1, 2011

caesium second
the annual increment
galactic orbit