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STOPPING THE MIND

If stopping were easy, a thought beam properly directed would thread silently through atom after atom and bring the entire universe to a standstill. An empty mirror reflected in itself. If stopping were difficult, the spider mind would jumble on, … Continue reading

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11th HOUR, 11th DAY, 11th MONTH

November Rose. Pink and white and mauve. Solitary, still, among the rosemary and late autumnal gorse. Sea winds have blown. The first frosts have frozen the short grass. Spring and summer are memories, midwinter an echo in reverse. November Rose … Continue reading

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REQUIEM: ARMISTICE DAY

This year the dead are blind and do not seem to hear our prayers. Nor do they seem to mind that we now own what they once thought was theirs. Here they shed no tear at all the pain they … Continue reading

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UP TO DATE AND READY TO GO

It may not be the bearded man who smiles at you and explodes. It may not be the errant tyre that slides on the icy roads. It may not be the scaffolding plank that bounces on your head. It may … Continue reading

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USE IT AND BE RIGHT

I wish I was a millionaire could take it all and give it you and you and you and you and you and you and send you off to let you do just what it is you want to. Use … Continue reading

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HIM, HER AND THEM

A bare chest is a cooler way on a hot day than a string vest. Her husband’s pain’s a sword. And, again, though she sees and feels for him and keeps her love and cooks his meals for him, she … Continue reading

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LISTENERS

Where there are listeners there is no silence. Either the sounds of the listeners’ minds rebound from the boundlessness of space, or the universe itself pounds out a multivociferous chatter; the sound of reaching out, selecting rejecting and pain; coming … Continue reading

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