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01. Santa brought me world peace
I found it New Year’s morning
in my Christmas Stocking
at the end of a bad dream
that 2020 never arrived
but I did

01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

02. She left me in front of the frozen chicken wing display
in the Outback mini mart
out on Losers Boulevard
knowing I was a vegetarian
I rang the vegan help line
answered by an angry battery-rooster
It is difficult being a foreigner in Australia
Ask any disenfranchised farm animal

01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

03. I was surprised
at how much my childhood heroes
have aged
I always thought
they would stay young
like me

01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

04. If I no longer exist
why do I keep hearing her calling my name
in her monotone incandescing voice
covering me with her haunting shadow
beneath my shattered window
I can never escape from

01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

05. Reincarnation is for losers
Those in the know upload their consciousness
to orbiting mind cells
falling as rain on the frozen tundra
thawing with climate change
flooding the landscape in future nothings

01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

06. I love the scents of a new year
Ripened memories
Harvested past
Cleared futures
pregnant with creative desire
slowly birthed
throughout another new year
Exhaling last year
Inhaling another year
This cartoon life I live

02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

07. A great man once said Boo
It takes enormous levels of divine speculation
Esoteric wonderment
Mind-altering philosophies
Akashic records research
Divination
Psychic readings via Facebook
to realize how correct I was

02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

08. We leave in the morning
I sang to my cactus already dying of thirst
We are off in search
for the fountain of youth
Me and my thirsty cactus
So exciting to know
old age will soon be of the past
Once we find
the fountain of youth

02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

09. As soon as mice begin experimenting
on humans
they will quickly discover
how wrong we were

02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

10. I picked flowers
in McDonalds Drive thru garden
for my friend in an alternative universe
But the authorities don’t believe me
Telling me the flowers were plastic
Part of McDonalds global warming contribution
for the greening of Greenland
chasing me out of town
in a typical case of mistaken identity

02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

11. Long before
becoming
Saint Terrell
I wasn’t

03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

12. I tossed my hat toward the moon
Blocking out the sun
Chances of redemption lost in the rain
Subversive nursery rhymes
throttled my progress
as my hat landed
not far from a galah convention
in a neighbouring gum tree
Needless to say the galahs flew off
with my hat
making a nest
for the moon to sleep in
when norming rose
Leaving me aghast

03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

13. It still is not tomorrow
I moved the clock forward several hours
Put out the rubbish for recycling days ahead
Bet on the old grey mare
to sweepstakes at the vegetarian shindig
Even put on my tagged underwear ‘tomorrow
No matter what I do
tomorrow refuses to arrive
If I die it never will
Forever being yesterday

03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

14. Celebrities on the television
So weak
I put on a station
There is a celebrity doing celebrity shit
I change the channel
They disappear
How weak are celebrities
They have no staying power

03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

15. My lover sent me a dozen roses via a drone
Crashed through my window
Landed on the stove
Started a fire
Burnt down my house
Lovers are so dangerous

03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

16. The possums in my attic
created a time machine
I caged them
Dropped them off in the Outback
into a different era
before white settlers
brought their karma to these lands
Sure enough
evening next
they are back in my attic
celebrating

04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

17. Every morning is a roll of the dice
Toss of a coin
A hustler’s staked deck
Winners and losers never chosen
Life is such a game of chance
Anything less
is for those not surviving
the winning or losing
of every morning

04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

18. My child turned 39 today
When I was his age
he was five
When I was five
it was 1952
In 1952 my father was 47
I was born in 1947
When I taught the Qabbalah
numbers had meaning
When I was an astrologer
numbers had meaning
When I became 72
I stopped numbers
and became free
when my child
became 39

04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

19. My goal as a journalist
is to last longer than the news cycle
There are two news cycles per day
I am 72
I have lasted 144 news cycles

04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

20. I love predicting the future
For example
I predicted
I would never
Finish this poem

04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

21. I put a like-button on my tombstone
The rats of time press it
Making me viral
through eternity
Cosmic influencer
of the ill-forgotten

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

22. I am fit to hold political office
Quiz any of the mermaids unicorns pixies gnomes
I play frisbee with
in Golden Gate Park every morning

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

23. My stunt double
made a fool of me
at the Oscars
by not remembering my name
Again

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

24. Left unsaid
Like rain falling
never hitting the ground
Meaning splinters
Fractured communication
If only so much was not left unsaid
we would be free
of the confusion produced
when left unsaid

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

25. I thought I was in a mid-life crisis
until reminded 72
is so far from mid-life
that I am fortunate
to celebrate a mid-day crisis

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

26. The flowers in my garden
are on a dis-information
fake news campaign
causing me to
water feed talk to them
when truth be known
they are all made from recycled plastic
Though for all last year
I was fooled
by their trickery

05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

27. I have foreign dreams
in foreign languages
with foreign women saying Me2
Though I am not sure
as I suddenly wake on the floor
with foreign karma raining upon me
watching late-night news
on the foreign conspiracy channel
Giving me foreign nightmares

06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

28. I know I should stop
Change direction
Cheer for another team
Transcend
Stop laughing
Understand limits
Contemplate change
Go on an intermittent fast binge
Plunge less
Digest more to ignite new brain cells
Change my disguise
No more screen time
Just stop stopping
Then what

06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

29. What is the joy of having parents
They just get old and die
Like friends do
Family do
Pets do
Flowers do
We do
We all have so much in common
Dying unites us all

06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

30. I do so much for your memory
If I could have done a fraction
of all I do
when you were here
Alive you might still be

06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

31. Errors in judgement
outlive the error itself
Self-correction is possible
Self-forgetting not so much
Best to say
‘I am a comic
I did what I did as a comic’
It works for me
in front of mirrors
every morning

06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

32. I am in awe of the incredibly creative people
in the world
All 7,755,830,189 of them
As well as the 109,123,456,789
who came before them
If not for them
I would not be the man I am today

07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

33. As soon as endangered species are recreated
out of recycled rubbish
they will become art pieces
rather than extinct animals
for school children of the future
to admire the ingenious people
who left them with such an unreal world

07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

34. The rapid advancement in technology
is obliterating metaphors
leaving us all
like WOW!

07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

35. Religions were advanced for thousands of years
as an expression of control
creating law-abiding robotic citizenry
Then the wise
seeing through such social purpose
created alternative views
Unfortunately there are so many dumb people
believing god will save them
that we are all damned because of it

07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

36. Excited by change
The physical world
Such a momentary annoyance
Mere passing dense vibrations
Not ‘good vibrations’
as the Beach Boys proclaimed
I love other worlds
Non-physical worlds
Dreams Love Fantasies
SuperSubconsciousness
where real change happens
So exciting to live outside the physical

08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

37. In one-hundred years
everyone who is reading this now
will have been dead for so long
I am questioning
why I wrote this
to begin with
or what solace
it should bring

08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

38. After receiving an award
(certificate plus small trophy)
For least interesting cowboy in the alley
I folded the certificate into an origami bird
Flew to the moon on it
and had big laughs
with the others there
regarding the shallowness of awards

08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

39. After reading several books
on how to act like a human
I am ready for my first mascaraed party
where I will play beer-pong
discuss the value of WW III
on population restructuring
with the socially inapt skeletons in the closet
and that’s it

08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

40. She rose up from the rubble of my memory
Shattered
but whole all the same
I said ‘remember me’
She escaped
rising higher
Taking her haunting smile with her
Merging with a renegade cloud
Leaving me
repairing regrets
in the depths of my memory

09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

41. Adventuresome stories
Out of the ordinary
Survival in question
Hunger is its own reward
To me it is all just chatter
The flowers in my garden
so much turmoil
from climate change
I go to the garden centre
Replace the flowers with plastic plants
No more stories
No more complaints
No more life

09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

42. She died while predicting the future
Now it will never occur

09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

43. The primary principle in the arena of self-discovery
is the obstruction of abstraction
as a tool of fundamental change
In realizing the absence of want
is found the totality of self-discovery
Which is the consensus of the sober few
who have lost their way
on the way to self-discovery
Won’t you join me now

09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

44. The moment is too hazy to ascertain
So we are left with yesterday’s results

09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

45. Creative crisis constructs
litter daily struggles
making museums
attractive for escaping artists
displaying life
as creative crisis control

10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

46. I asked a mannequin in the shop window
if she would play a lover
in a film I was making of my life
She gave me an unexcited unwanted blank stare
Leaving me without a supporting actress
Once again

10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

47. The curvature of the cosmos
reminds me of a woman
I was entangled with in my youth
and our lack of gravity

10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

48. Before the Big Bang
all that time ago
No one had any worries

10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

49. I left a note next to my bed
to remind me to check my phone
for my message
that it is time to change
if I remember to read my note

10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

50. Your expansive love
Generous giving
Gregarious personality
Wonderous views
Often on display
But
It is the little things you do
That make me realize
You are totally nuts

11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

51. I need a new topic
Restlessness gnaws at my senses
Boredom is my soul rusting away
Only the dead embrace relaxation
I am too old to be young
Too young to be old
Mindfulness is rotting my brain
Decluttering is evil
I meditate when I sleep
I do intermittent fasting when I sleep
I run from dreams when I sleep
I need a new topic

11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

52. I can’t wait until next lifetime
to prove reincarnation doesn’t exist

11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

53. I can’t believe this year
has gone by so fast
And it is not even
two weeks old

12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

54. In my youth
I did intermittent love fasting
Sixteen hours of love
Eight hours escaping
from what I just did
In old age I only remember
the sixteen hours

12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

55. Shakespeare came up with some interesting quotable lines
But no one ‘liked’ him on Facebook
or reposted on Twitter
So his interesting quotable lines
fell out of use

12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

56. In the 1960s I too walked on the moon
or so it seemed in my hallucinations
And I have yet to receive the recognition
I deserve for walking on the moon in the 1960s

12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

57. My dog asked me what my favourite year is
Of course I said 1947
The year Pakistan and I began
Such friends today
We are
My dog no longer speaks with me
There is no correlation
We all need new shelter

12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

58. It is so easy to recognize failure
For instance
This poem

13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

59. A quiet breeze loosened memory
of when we drifted with a quiet breeze
Nothing else mattered
Nothing else existed
Nothing else would unsettle us
Such a short-lived memory that was

13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

61. You were always my favourite best past mistake
Making all other ones
Laughable
Lightening my life
if only past mistakes
had not been so strange

13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

62. Too much chatter
Communication filled with loudness
Words everywhere
Banging Crashing Disruptive
I no longer listen
Quietness fills me
Silence so peaceful
Social deafness
Political deafness
Religious deafness
I no longer listen
to my own thoughts
No more chatter
No more noise
Stillness

13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

63. “This is it”
The rat messiah whispered
Swimming to my best cheese
Floating in a sea of poison
“we will live forever
Such glorious times”
All the other rats joined in
Filling themselves
with the best cheese ever

14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

64. I have little patience for the current rate of change
I ride accelerated change hard
never looking back
Striking doubt aside
Avoiding conventional ‘widsom’
Exploding evolution
Time is limited
We need rapid change
or we will all be dust

14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

65. Millennium vaping on the corner
wanting fresh air
organic produce
clean energy
perfect selfies
ha ha ha
keep vaping mate

14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

66. Social media at such a critical stage
Half the posters are comedians
The other half don’t know it
Two bots at the corner shop
arguing over chemical composition in gelati
They argued for three days
until another bot hacked them both
by then the gelati melted
So will social-media bots
get the right to vote
Or just take it

14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

67. I decided to add humour to my life
by loving you more

15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

68. Questions for tomorrow
Answers for yesterday
Today just a pause without reward
I followed an unidentified marsupial into the bush
Shadows and stuff
The sprinkler came on
The innocent ran
Vegetarians are meat
Obviously I don’t have a handle on what I am saying
Becoming more the politician everyday

15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

69. So many ways to go
Fantasy makes the journey easy
Destiny profound
The way to you
Never ends

15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

70. Farm animals chase and kill vegetarians
while not trying to prove anything
But don’t eat them
as farm animals are vegetarians too
Just run faster and the world will be saved

15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

71. I added chaos to my life
Tossed caution
Deleted reason
Embedded laughter
So my world would be crazy too
Loving you more everyday

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

72. In a hypothetical dream
I loved you more

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

73. The animals carried the articles of impeachment to Noah
As they entered their spaceship
the impeached god laughed
Dissolving the Milky Way

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

74. Last night at home for three-months
Will the world change while away
Australia is burning
Climate altering
America is being impeached
We are flying over the middle east
that will be fun
When we come back
Australians still watching
Game shows
Celebrity cooks
Footy
Mindless survivors
Millennial twits dating spectacles
Nothing will have changed
Except we will all be more frantic

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

75. Goodbye summer
Hello winter
Goodbye English
Hello Dutch
Goodbye locals
Hello tourists
No one will know who I am pretending to be

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

76. Those who believe a liar
will have bad skin
Crooked teeth
Two left feet
Runny noses
As well as pointed ears
They will be chewing gum
Wearing purple socks
Those who lie will be reflections
of they who believe a liar
as well as wearing a hat with matching mittens

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

77. My wife says I am overactive in my dreams
Climbing to the top of mountains
never before scaled
Only to fall
Crushing the village below
Then laughing
until I awaken the neighbourhood
Apologizing for instigating such a change

16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia

78. My wife makes confusion an art form
Available where all entertaining art is performed

17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

79. The only way to understand the enormity of now
is to forego why or how
while celebrating
the improbability of now
when lack of understanding
takes us to where we are now

17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

80. The difference between baby bloomers
and millennials is that they are so easy
to make fun of
As we see what is funny about them
Whereas we are invisible to them
on the other side of their phones
as they crash into the traffic

17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

81. If I hear another millennial
say how unique they are
‘really misfits in the larger scheme’
On a messianic path of course
saving the world from narcistic baby boomers
I will turn into a blabbing bubbling ball of slime
As any normal disruptive would
and melt the bloody earth

17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

82. Humans are a nuisance
Ask any extinct animal, flower, organic matter
that would have been exalted
if not for humans

17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

83. It is the jokes I don’t tell on stage
that causes my dog
to run through the neighbourhood
humping everything in sight
in embarrassment
to erase the images of my joke from his mind

18 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

84. The invisible faces of internet lurkers
hunt haunt savage
my thoughts
Splintering Shattering Stamping out reason
as I plead to make sense
of why I exist

18 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia

85. Light in the sky
Flight from Doha
So far away
Not my escape
Ours is tomorrow
Singapore
Everywhere so far away from Adelaide
Any further 
we may as well fly to the moon
Where I hear the woman are hot and oh so passionate for men from South Australia
But for now
Singapore with my wife will be just fine

18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia

86. So many changes in our town
I wish my son
who chose to leave life fifteen years ago
could have seen such changes in our town
He would have gotten quite the surprise
if he had chosen to stay fifteen more years

18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia

87. I had so much to do today
Such a list
I knew it was impossible
to get it all done
So I went back to bed
So I could get it all done
tomorrow

18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia

88. Naked revellers riding the setting sun Ferris wheel
as day melts into a sensual sun
Like melting chocolate on a harlot’s lips
Not that I noticed
I was too busy
occupied waiting my turn
on the setting sun Ferris wheel

18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia

89. Flying high above clouds
Missiles flying past cabin window
Iran and USA having a beef
I yell I am a vegetarian
Waking me to a serving of rice and beans
Should have paid for business class
Dreams are better there
The food edible
Smiling flirting hostesses
Happy Terrell

19 January 2020 Singapore Airlines Adelaide > Singapore (economy)

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90. Ladies along the boulevard
Pirouetting beneath their parasols
whispering my name
(in Mandarin)
I smile in French
a slight tour en l'air
Another senility moment
in the life of the elderly

20 January 2020 Singapore

91. Singapore efficient
I step out of line
The city falls apart
Even the dead are shaken
How could anything as inefficient as me
be allowed in such a perfect place
to be out-of-step

20 January 2020 Singapore

92. Superstitious people
fighting with themselves
whether they are real
and their beliefs false
or if they are false
and their beliefs real

20 January 2020 Singapore

93. In the Ferris wheel of the mind
I slowly ascend to the top
Quickly descend to the bottom
In the Ferris wheel
of my mind

20 January 2020 Singapore

2016 texts ~ Books 1 -4
2017 texts some used in Book 5 #'Thoughts in Patterns 5' now from Amazon
Previous writing (January 01, 2018 - 31 December 2018) used in Book 6 (e-book / printed copy)

Previous writing (January 01, 2019 - 31 December 2019) used in Book 7 and 8

(c) 21 January 2020 #Adelaide, South Australia

 

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