2021

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2021 ........................................................................................................................................................ 1

Adelaide 1

Darwin 10

Adelaide 17

Road Trip > Adelaide South Australia – OUTBACK – Cairns - Queensland 47

FIRST LINES 93


Adelaide

  1. If we had begun

    If we had finished

    If we had floated or laughed @ the crossroads

    marvellous would be our discourse none we did

    we did none

    The outcome is well worth the wait

    The weight of our choice crushes and frees us Simultaneously

    01 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  2. Long after yesterday’s vanquished irony

    I fell in love with it Wishing for it to be again

    01 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    For my Australian siblings of whom I have none today’s maths date is 2-1-21 (it is now Saturday) For my Yanks who count

    The date is 1-2-21 (it is still Friday but when it is Saturday it will be 1-2-21) And that is our difference

    May it be no more than that in 2021


  3. Absence of turmoil

    In this vacated space

    Filled with once were shadows of ours wandering freely

    #aimlessly?

    Across opaque horizon(s)

    never knowing the absence of turmoil would lull us to sleep Without regret

    You and I

    Eternal turmoil made manifest

    02 January 2021 Victor Harbor South Australia


  4. Plateaus of latent polluted consciousness

    (entrenched by many)

    How trite the uninitiated beggars becomes Mistakes of evolution

    fools who do not garner my vision I think I will go and shower

    just to wash away my thoughts so exhausting it is being me

    03 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  5. Thoughts clashing

    Crashing

    Accidental reasoning Love

    …such a token effort

    If we make it to tomorrow we will know hope is real

    04 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  6. I sped through life

    just to get to here

    to hear

    what I thought then would be now so mistaken was my prophecy intent unravelled

    Revelations disregarded But then again

    now could be what someone else imagined [implanted into me]

    as it surely is not where I thought I would be

    long before I sped through life to arrive to here

    The miracle of life finally realized

    05 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  7. I treat my like as a foreign spy Hiding behind a façade of normality and my love for you

    No criminal intent discoverable

    so good I am @ living life as a double agent to my memories


    06 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia

  8. The entertainments of disaster

    so easily removed

    hiding in front of my TV screen computer

    devices galore

    Sometimes I have several disasters Streaming

    Screaming

    across multiple screens All so distance

    so abstract

    I liked the world before

    all these visual haphazard attempts at life-living fell to the ground Tomorrow I will sit in my garden Talk to my flowers

    Such a calm world I will see Why can’t everyone do that


    08 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  9. Not a favourable situation Falling off the cliff Following

    the herd We heard Wrongly

    I love the notion of eternity lasting in nanoseconds Such a favourable situation after all


    09 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  10. Your love obfuscated memories that had no chance of survival


    10 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  11. I waited Anticipated Strived for

    the crowning moment of my life The turning point

    Awakening

    Orgasmic nuclear achievements unhinged Unlocked

    Bursting forth Flying free

    That metamorphosis moment

    in the fable narrative made manifest But alas

    After 73 years of incoherent mumblings This is it

    These words strewn across my rapidly vaporizing self Damn!


    10 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  12. No one really cared

    though the wind pretended to as the village was swept

    by one more tornado

    and as with any love at the end of a dream various misguided saints

    turned away


    11 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  13. While rehearsing my death

    That final moment prior to lights going out Senses no more

    Unfilled dreams erased

    I was surprised to see how funny you were your magical smile so surrendering

    Before I forgot all that once was #Life’sFinalEraser

    While rehearsing my death once again

    12 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  14. So late the change Seasonal obstruction Bleeding softly Blending slowly

    Believing surrender is the only option Tomorrow we riot

    Turmoil awakening desire

    Changing the spectator’s perspective So exciting

    The only side I choose is that of change


    13 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  15. Passing paragraph toward the end of the news

    “death of galaxy observed”

    A galaxy with billions of stars gone such a loss of innocent lives

    I look at my hairbrush

    More of my hair on my brush less on my head

    now that is a tragedy of cosmic dimension

    We do not see that in the news do we


    15 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  16. If only

    That is what we tell ourselves

    (opinion enhanced opportunist’s options) Orchestrated insurrection of life’s imaginary choices As hallucinations begat our distorted reality

    (our love is forever)

    As a child I believed so much I was a mental magician

    (An absorber of what is possible though never possible) Then suddenly I became old

    No longer believing in much (though still as bewildered as ever) I stare into the vacuum of my life If only


    17 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  17. Plain played plans

    Seemingly so simple

    Death defying dread directly displayed I had no idea it would end like this Plain plans played


    18 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  18. While mumbling incoherently on the corner of here and there passing pedestrians

    stopped smiled saying

    “of course that is the answer” Before going over the cliff

    Of here and now


    18 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  19. Dreams surrendering shackled to reality beliefs unhinged

    The alchemy of broken memories lay scattered

    Tattered

    across the masked horizon

    naked

    Otherwise

    I had quite the normal day


    19 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  20. During an analysis of cliffs never gone over

    Flooded rivers almost crossed Fleeting desires slightly quenched

    I reflected on my out-of-focus reflection(s)

    Questioning

    why always so close never closer

    Perhaps being close is all that kept me alive So far


    22 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  21. Souvenir shop of love’s lost interest

    sitting on dusty cracked shelves

    Once-were-trophies of a younger time when a drunken world

    so easily staggered

    only to awaken decades later scarcely remembering

    love’s lingering souvenirs


    24 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  22. As the sole audience

    (deleted soul survivor)

    to the manipulated characters

    in the continuing sage of my ruthless nightly dreams (BTW terrible actors each and every one of them)

    I applaud

    in my questionable absence

    to the endless hazards of unfulfilled dreams smouldering on the hillside of fading humanity Waiting as always for the final curtain

    to end this charade

    I so relaxingly refer to as my only life


    25 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  23. No doubt the strangest of times

    Easy to miss such nuances

    But we try

    I so easily replace time with space It is easier to fill

    Time does not encourage hording Space it seems does

    I surround myself with surrendered artifacts from my collection of 73 years of avoiding time Too busy with filling space

    At the destruction of earth Time will still exist

    Space will not

    Tomorrow I shall embrace time My space has no future


    26 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  24. Sleeping pill

    Such a day breaker Waster

    World fades Faces melt

    Whispers losing their meaning Dreams so close

    If only I could find a place to lay down

    randomly disintegrate

    The path is windy A hindered trail

    If I were to stumble would anyone notice Slurred speech creating such a tangled response Out-of-tune hum

    If in the future I become conscious A co-conspirator with reality

    I hope the world makes more sense than it does now Sleepy magic making everything disappear

    Except for you

    The smile with a thousand faces


    27 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  25. I stopped watching the news All I do now is wait 4 U Nothing I haven’t read

    So long you have been dead So long you

    Nothing more new


    28 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  26. The distinct mirage of love without borders

    makes us aliens

    swept up in the swirl of changes we never asked to a be a part of

    Though we happily flow against the tide looking back to a simpler time

    before love without borders dissolved our resolve to continue

    long ago when we hoped Now we no longer exist You and I

    lost in the mirage of love without borders


    29 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  27. Unexpectantly my wings fell off

    no alternatives were coded into my makeup So unfortunate to realize I was not a bird

    or another random flying creature as I crashed to ground

    This is not new

    There was that period when I believed I was a sea inhabitant After drownings then being resuscitated

    by a school of illiterate fish

    and tossed onto an erotic slimy beach teaming with voluptuous wrestling lesbians chasing me in my ignorance

    I took up some Zen shit

    escaped to a Himalayan mountain top until I froze to death from passing storms

    Luckily to thaw out and be adopted by a pack of binary wolves who raised me

    Finally letting me loose into society where to this very day

    I am still trying to navigate these insane times


    30 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


  28. In a hypothetical nightmare

    your anecdotal love disappeared

    30 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    1. Living so freely in a recreated past in my mind

      makes now seem like the future I never believed would arrive and fortunately never will

      30 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    2. When I no longer exist

      will I remember when I did


      30 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    3. Such subtle monstrosities

      Feelings of déjà vu

      Linking shadows that once were us freely chasing unfettered desires across such shifting landscapes only to become separated

      You swallowed by an unreachable horizon Me – I just fell

      Free-falling through life

      Never landing to analyse these feelings of déjà vu and such emptiness

      Drowning once again


      31 January 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    4. All my dreams came true

      Now that I am awake I wish they had not


      01 February 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    5. I followed my followers

      who follow me as I follow them

      following our imaginary selves over a virtual cliff of remorse that we had followed


      2 February 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


    6. Once the majority

      Now in the minority

      These alien thoughts transiting my mind I texted you

      Emailed WhatsApp you

      You died decades ago

      Long before technology reminded us of our fractured selves

      Our digital relationships disappearing into wastelands of memes Brought back to life

      Then fading quickly

      like the majority of thoughts once entertained now slipping away

      With so little left

      I do not know why I hang on to this memory of you


      3 February 2021 Perseverance Road Adelaide South Australia


      Darwin


    7. A whole new place

      Even my reflection is different A shadow of my former self

      Laughing out of tune with the ill-gotten wind ricocheting off the horizon

      I once chased after success

      She was a cruel cross-dressing mistress Leaving me to die in a softened breeze

      Now everywhere I arrive I embrace the new me Only to bury him

      as the sun shoves itself into its existential nothingness 05 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

    8. The resident clown resplendent in my head

      left me for the circus that left town leaving me confused as to my response in this haphazard world I troll

      in anticipation of a better me


      7 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    9. The seldom differences mimic past heroes

      As accidental as lover flounders in an ill-conceived wind is my suggestion of you

      My once upon a time hero

      When I was young

      long before today was conceived I too floundered

      then often wondered if I would dread being who I am now

      and as the seldom difference would have it I do


      08 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    10. We unlearned what we learned

      Now realizing what little value there was we humbly sink

      below the unlearned wisdom we once had learned


      08 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    11. Everyone headed the wrong direction

      I followed

      taking selfies all the way Peaceful endings are boring Evolution is based on mistakes

      Secrets of deceptions cracks open reason We all fall in

      Now we are engulfed here

      in the wrong direction Wishing we were not


      09 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    12. I tunnelled through life’s mountainous deceptions

      only to discover I never had my eyes open to the wonders of delusion

      until now

      at the final push through life’s remaining opened door where I get to embrace nothing at all

      Though I still hear you laughing ‘I tricked you once again’


      10 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    13. My narrative became so boring

      that I ended it right here


      10 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    14. I followed myself to the end of the street

      just out of curiosity which way would I go

      once to the end of the street but I remained lost

      I often eavesdrop on conversations I am having with bikini clad thrift store mannequins

      hoping to get some racing tips at the local racetrack

      P520#yIS1

      I raced myself up the summit

      to be first watching sunset over my fading life but I did not make it

      so I will never know how this will end


      11 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    15. My life mimics nature

      As unpredictable as the weather due to climate change

      11 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    16. Such an artificial entitled moment

      rolling across

      simultaneous event horizons To choose any particular

      would diffuse the final variants of realism knocking on my locked door

      causing such a crack in time space would explode

      leaving us as scattered alien atoms across our pretend entitled universe pretty much like how I feel now


      12 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    17. Life is the interruption experienced

      when we try to dream


      13 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    18. Minimalistic love created the universe

      Complexed love will destroy it

      13 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    19. My vehicle of expression

      disintegrated

      in the afterthought

      of a failed memory of you


      13 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    20. How fruitful is disdain

      We wallow in ignorance

      never realizing no one wiser than ourselves has ever existed

      nor probably will

      In the future everyone will be a comedian without an audience

      so fruitful our disdain


      16 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    21. I scribbled upon the wall of life

      have mercy on me’

      The city council proclaimed mercy was no defence Walls came down

      In their place rabbit holes appeared You know the rest


      16 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    22. I awoke to discover that love was an innocent bystander

      to those of us who have fallen in battle where bravery was celebrated

      with sleep forevermore


      16 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    23. In an ill-fated chosen direction

      Love rode winds of change

      Sweeping us out to sea like an ancient fabled creature in heat

      devouring an army of scantily clad luckless heroes Leaving us wanting more

      in this ill-fated direction we have chosen with such glee 17 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

    24. Marvellous miracle makeover makes this newly created escape from your slippery nebulous reality

      so pleasant

      I will ignore anything beyond the porous borders of my dreams

      Here in this magical mystery makeover I now call my life


      18 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    25. The last thought before death

      makes everyone before

      slightly obsolete


      18 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    26. All the wrong people looking in my window

      I pulled across curtains they knocked at my door I open it

      they fall through a hole in my life I hear them laughing at me

      I watch them chase me through my reptilian infested dreams I whisper to the mayor

      about an insurrection

      at the outskirts of my love She sighs…

      turn off the news turn me on

      All the wrong people confuse me

      Perhaps I should join them and become wrong also


      19. February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    27. Point of view

      Rolling along unseen seasons How difficult living in our head Of course no one agrees

      such a muddled mess human endeavour is

      I lecture inanimate objects Point of view

      The response is no different than discourse with carbon-based clowns My table understands what I express

      Expose Examine

      As well as anyone I have ever met Fuck point of view


      20 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

    28. Ancient story motifs

      saunter across my dampened pillow as if headed to a biblical ark

      floating into alien salvation

      I turn and run for the nearest dream worthy exit

      collecting memory collectables

      as I declutter in sync with the rising tides This easy sea-drowning I am faced with once again

      as fables

      ‘life particles’

      stagger across my pillow I drown

      in thoughts of who we once were


      21 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    29. The inequality of creation

      is that death outlasts life by an insane proportion

      making neither life nor death a worth candidate of creation


      21 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    30. Premature dream ageing Just wrinkled blocks of time Youthful dreams decay Smudged hopes

      blurring reality

      Who cares what yesterday brought Tomorrow is a slut

      bleeding ulcers at the guillotine as town folks orgasm

      Nothing is without consequence We live to die

      decaying without want Premature dreaming

      that something sometime somewhere somehow will be different

      ha ha ha

      What a blessing chaos is


      22 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    31. I like to write

      watching ink flow across a virgin page

      Then I ruin it all by rewriting on a computer Letters falling across time

      Distorted reason

      Pens make me feel wholesome

      Words exuding from this phallic representative

      00zing nonsense

      I wrote on my tombstone in the snow

      ‘hear here a liar lays’ I wrote that in ink Rain came

      Washed me away The words stayed

      I like watching myself write It is so sexy

      I am a perverted of ideas I write them down

      Woe is me


      22 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    32. Your winning was relative

      to my losing Otherwise

      I could have perceived my loss as a win

      Then equilibrium could have been cosmically restored But it was not

      Now is not

      Leaving us bewildered Once again


      23 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    33. The beggar on the street corner

      Rags Smells Sadness could have been me but he was not

      So I went into the shop

      bought an imported deluxe ice cream supreme Satisfied my hunger

      that I was not the beggar on the street corner wishing he were me


      23 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    34. I have a symbiotic relationship with death

      One of us will succeed


      23 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    35. I bought a book on dream interpretation

      in a language I do not know

      so I would not pillage the frightening dreams that plague my nightly landscape

      with such terrifying apocalyptic scenes that I am forced to chain myself to my bed to prevent utter destruction

      from a reflective dream


      It looks like an interesting book

      if only I could understand what it says


      23 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    36. I took time out to write you this

      Since you died

      you have not had time to read this


      24 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    37. Since simplicity slipped away

      societies of reptiles have laughed at us humans without our slightest concern of our foolishness as a once special species

      soon to be displaced

      but the return of simplicity overwhelms the complexed maze we have become entangled in


      24 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


    38. All straight lines are horizons if viewed without deception opinion

      reason

      As a matter of fact

      I have a straight line of memory of when we were free

      Before I became lost falling over the horizon of you


      24 February 2021 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia


      Adelaide


    39. I try different narrative ideas

      obviously this one did not work

      24 February 2021 Adelaide, Australia


    40. The flight home was noneventful

      We landed fifty-years past where I wish I were landing when we were so full of life

      dressed in 1969

      Anything we wanted to be landing in Hawaii

      forever free in those few days

      before tipsy topsy life went upside/inside out I remember it all

      whenever I land I relive wondering

      Am I back home fifty years ago or now

      here

      so many lives past later


      28 February 2021 Adelaide, Australia


    41. Window open

      butterflies fly

      1. Clouds whispering Moon is hid

      2. Rainbow takes selfie announces own birth

      3. Crocodile king devours drowning city

      4. Rain tastes like honey cancelled wokers cheer

In the future all of this will be interpreted as prophecy fulfilling the jester’s agenda

Everyone

will die laughing


01 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  1. I once was concerned by the increasing wrinkles of my ageing skin

    Now I follow the lines as roads across these maps of life Celebrating the frequency

    of becoming lost on these wandering well-lit highways The increasing wrinkles on my skin


    01 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  2. The pleasure of planting a garden

    that I will not be left to harvest

    is knowing no one else will be either All our achievements

    ending like those of the dinosaurs

    but passed over as useless by cockroaches and other remaining life forms

    more evolved that we would ever have been

    if only we had not gone the way of the dinosaurs 01 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  3. When I am asleep

    is the only time

    I laugh at your jokes


    01 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  4. After I die

    When no one remembers me (much like now)

    an object once of mine found

    taken home

    from a thrift shop window

    reluctantly sitting on a stranger’s shelf will have my memories

    floating unknown in their space Perhaps in the middle of the night I will say BOO

    from the object that once was mine

    and scare that pretender to death too

    P869#yIS1


    02 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  5. A dead poem

    All my friends grown old I watch them die

    Remembering what we said long ago Someday we will touch the sky Sometime before we die

    But I no longer try To touch the sky Before I die

    Because soon I too will die


    02 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  6. I listen to the wind

    blowing away once was calm leaving behind broken sadness for the next wind to blow away


    02 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  7. After more than six-decades of writing

    stories prose poetry emails diaries shopping lists sky-writing essays novels so much more

    I have decided to stop writing

    and contemplate what I just wrote why

    it’s future impact on global society etc

    and why is anyone reading this


    03 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  8. While under the influence life burst forth in the universe Firstly as an alternative

    Then as a curiosity Now as ‘what the fuck’

    Otherwise

    creation has been somewhat interesting 05 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  9. Earth is still in its adolescent phase

    I think I will wait to come back

    until after she has grown some balls 05 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  10. She was an experimental kiss

    Now she is hiding beneath a tombstone calling my name all night long

    If only If only


    05 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  11. I wish you could see me now

    My accomplishments Macho body Incredible fantasies

    But you died so long ago Oh no!

    You are part of the universe that sees me everywhere Every angle

    Every thought Stop staring at me

    I need some privacy or you will know

    I forgot all about you Until now


    06 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  12. So awkward suggested love is

    Desire cripples the most ardent promise

    I always wanted more than I could absolve Disassociated streams

    Carbonated thoughts of consciousness bypassing passing moments effervescing

    So awkward suggested love is


    06 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  13. I re-engineered my belief system

    so I could believe in you

    What a poorly constructed construct The collapse was imminent

    due to such an improvable re-engineered belief system


    06 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  14. My love for you

    is a cognitive illusion

    waking me from recurring daydreams

    as I cheer so loud

    my neighbours call in the military so they can love like me too


    March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  15. I write messages every night

    Shopping lists for dreams

    If they are crossed out by morning Alive I am

    Another day dreaming

    opening before my very eyes


    08 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  16. Every day I miss you more

    Oh how I envy you gone so very long Far beyond the hazy life I endure Knowing you can never miss me too


    08 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  17. I hate facts

    They splinter my imagination Mishappen my dreams Muddle my fantasies

    Facts are so pedestrian Making us all die

    so boring


    08 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  18. There is no vaccine for restorative love

    Making us immune

    to the loss we shall endure


    09 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  19. She was a simple matter of change

    Nothing the same ever since

    So simple

    Once upon a time was

    image


    09 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  20. Watching horror films before bed

    keeps the lid on dreams escaping my prison

    where I run down the avenue screaming ‘the begging is near’


    10 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  21. What if

    there was no what if

  22. As an audience-free author Never on a best seller’s list with my shelves of writing hidden from public view Sacred secret rendezvous Shadows of ideas

    escaping into alleys of homeless idealists

    applauding my non-involvement Libraries bookstores news agents overstocked with anything/everything but not everything/ anything from me I sing my praise of being audience-free on the wrong side of the world stage

    An inspirational invisible indecisive author to myself


    12 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  23. Random passions of my youth

    linger as a satisfying smile as I amble into old age

    Others think I am going batty

    laughing at the most inopportune times It is just me

    remembering random passing passions of my youth


    12 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  24. In a current misunderstanding

    I thought I was in a time and place of 40 years ago I was in my 30s

    Another side of the world from here No smart phone

    FB

    Emotions gone viral

    We wrote letters wondered what would be ‘can you imagine being mid-70s’

    We said in the 70s

    We would laugh then go be wild for a night or few In a current misunderstood

    for just a flashing passing moment I thought now was then

    when an imagined future

    was so far from what it became My long-ago life

    so real again today


    13 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  25. They continue to cast me in horror movies at your side

    A roughly hewed supporting actor When all I want is to show my talent in forgetting the past

    as my adage

    14 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  26. I try to remember when I lost wisdom

    Where did it go Who has it now

    Would I recognize it if she returned What good is it in the world today Perhaps I never had wisdom

    Much like everyone else

    We pretend to possess what we never had Now that wisdom has been lost to all


    14 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  27. Never having been a tree I can only imagine such fear of being chopped down made into a chair

    for a fat politician to sit in

    calling for the removal of all trees

    for construction of thousands of chairs for all the city’s people to sit in

    and listen to the fears of being a tree as told by a chair

    holding a fat politician


    14 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  28. I sent a cardboard cut-out of myself to my lover

    Her desires difficult to quench She had triplets

    with my cardboard cut-out leaving me in the shadows Wishing I had more Dreaming it was me Wishing it wasn’t Wondering

    why cardboard cut-outs of me are now part of the landfill where they built the hospital

    for the erotically insane Lovers of my past

    each holding cardboard cut-outs of me 15 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  29. I am excited about the end of civilization

    when I can finally be myself


    15 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  30. Her life was merely a passing thought

    to everyone except to her and to me

    left haunted scarred excited wounded opaque fulfilled

    by every passing thought I have left of her


    16 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  31. I followed you

    Until you died

    Then your path became too weird Windy

    So now I only follow the setting sun sinking forever more

    into the lustful horizon as landfill


    16 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  32. How calm this storm

    before your righteousness subdued the terror leaking from my heart that you would possess me

    once again then leave Leaving me

    Swept away by the storm that is you 18 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  33. We saw results differently Washed away by misshapen mishaps Philosophical foreign accents

    the slurring of notions left unsolved unresolved

    dissolved

    The sinkhole of interpretation Swallowing

    what should have been the seeing of results as I do

    Creating a perfect world

    Ha Ha Ha Just kidding

    We all disappear

    so easily into nothing at all


    19 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  34. Your ambient love

    Broke my heart


    20 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  35. I learned to lie when you walked away

    to myself

    you will soon return

    I have been lying to myself for fifty years


    20 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  36. Deep in my mind

    I run and hide

    no one knows the chase within Colours running down my face Perhaps I am invisible

    Crowds pass me

    Some right through me I show no pain

    Guilt is a fool’s game I am a fool on the run

    If only every hero would wait as long as me

    the kiss of death

    could have been more fashionable Pleasurable

    Fantasy made flesh

    But I run and hide deep in my mind March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  37. Semi-spectacular surrealistic lover suspending suspicious sequential events left me baying once again

    at the moon Surprise Surprise


    21 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  38. I thought becoming old would be boring

    But no

    I spend so much time counting new ageing spots on my skin

    Wrinkles on my face Grey hairs

    So much memory loss that I forgot what I was to remember New aches

    New pains to massage

    People in the shops to be grumpy at

    Youngsters – those under 70 – to complain about Political annoyances @ every turn

    OMG

    I never knew getting old would be so draining I think I will take another nap


    22 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  39. I mimic an epic alternative ending

    to each episode of my life

    returning to a predictable performance in the midst of my confusion

    crisis circus

    as the neighbours laugh wishing they were not me


    23 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  40. I like what I see

    I don’t like what I see I replace the mirror with a picture of jesus

    Now I don’t want to be me anymore 24 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  41. I remember you as a shadow

    racing across my youth

    disappearing when the lights went off 24 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  42. My gift to the world

    You

    Ha Ha Ha


    25 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  43. I must say all the dead philosophers are shit

    out of luck

    25 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  44. I tumbled down the wrong side of your love

    where the sun refuses to shine Moon never rises

    Cosmic dreams dissolve However

    never to regret

    I would gladly tumble so freely again


    26 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  45. I reconceptualized my dreams of you

    Realizing now

    they were nightmares never ending


    27 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  46. I tried to be happy Just to see what fools were like Now I am a fool too


    27 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  47. Less interesting than the common indentation of life

    The reason for factual summary of what could have been

    gets deployed as laziness not manifest So often we become muddled

    with these ridiculous thoughts some of which become believable Though without sanctuary nothing makes sense

    Which explains why I have become less interested in the common indentations of life


    28 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  48. No one remembers me

    or that I was the one speaking wisdom in their psychedelic landscape where I am often dancing naked

    in my 73-year-old body

    where all the me-2 millennial castaways masturbate

    where no one remembers me

    speaking wisdom in their psychedelic landscape

    29 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  49. I am so bored with being a youthful warrior

    chasing other’s fantasies away Leave me to fade

    off

    into my own illusion delusion

    confusion

    where fantasies need not to be chased away 29 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  50. I answered the ad

    discount on love

    35% off with free steak knives

    if applied in the next ten moments’

    Unfortunately I was put on hold for eleven minutes Stabbed in the heart by love once again


    30 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  51. I spent the past fifty years getting rid of all my friends

    23-years oh so free

    How grand it all should be


    30 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  52. Not happy with the planning committee of this planet

    Weather not correct

    In-convenient

    Days Nights too short

    Bit messy

    Love just a passing fantasy of emotionally stunted disrupted humans Another asteroid direct hit would shake things up a bit

    Start over

    Origins of a new species with embedded Wi-Fi

    And perhaps a bike lane through the centre of town

    I definitely need to have a word with the planning committee of planet earth 31 March 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  53. Shortly after I lost all sense of order

    my life fell into place


    01 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  54. Your love was a psychedelic kaleidoscopic cumulonimbus formation

    enveloping all before Now after

    none of us exist


    01 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  55. Alarms of doubt

    awaken the sure-footed warrior

    as he casts herself into the flames of desires Stumbling

    he grasps at fleeing shadows

    wondering why she no longer makes sense 01 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  56. I lost virtual virginal visiting rights to my favourite lurid lucid dreams Leaving me devastated

    But pure

    For a new series of nightmares featuring you

    unedited


    02 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  57. Now that you have been dead

    Gone 20 years

    I will stop telling you

    that you were the one who let the dog out and like you

    she never came back


    03 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  58. All the stupid people with their stupid beliefs makes me feel stupid for not believing

    any of their stupid beliefs


    03 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  59. Thousands of years ago philosophers were unable to Google answers Lucky them


    03 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  60. Shortly before I lost my looks I posted a selfie on our mirror reminding

    of whom I was before you walked out our door to die forever

    so long ago

    before I lost my looks


    4 3 21 * Adelaide, Australia


  61. I love have spotlights shining on me

    Prevents me from falling off the ladder to the stars

    where dreams never come true Where spotlights so bright

    no one sees me falling


    05 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  62. I read in a comic book that your love for me was real

    Saw it in a cartoon too

    Storm clouds obscured your skywriting message to me

    not sure what less you could have said

    My hacked accounts reminded me another cash infusion would release your love for me My astrologer predicted it too...for a fee

    Dermatologists across the Outback said stop letting you under my skin Such a mystery love is

    if only I could decipher anything at all your love for me

    and its slippery value could exist 06 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  63. If everyone in the world

    was as lucky as me would I be lucky


    06 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  64. It took me seventy-three years

    to realize

    this was not a worthwhile poem 06 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  65. Shortly before being born

    god confided a secret that he did not exist

    that I should become a storyteller when I become old to snare others

    into believing she does

    then we can all non-exist together 07 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  66. Forgot what I forgot

    and why I keep smiling at my reflection bouncing off stellar dust

    as the choir sings hallelujah and I avoid your name


    07 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  67. Going extremely slow

    Dreams broke open

    as logic took a backseat then we danced

    the rest is just our twisted memory reminding us to dream and nothing more


    07 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  68. I outlived several nursey rhymes

    Unpremeditatedly of course

    Now with expeditiously retro cancel-culture I am no more


    08 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  69. Love is the great eraser Vanquishing what was before #Perhaps

    You were the great eraser I am no more


    08 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  70. I was born on a stormy night of no coincidence

    shortly before the end of time Growing up was a challenge

    as I masked reality with cerebral nostalgia of past fantasies Old age such a delusion

    just a passing mirage fading

    before the end of time


    09 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  71. I embrace making mistakes

    So that I can imagine what life would have been if I had not


    09 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  72. I had a text-book death

    shortly before books became obsolete

    So that I would not be just another digital masterpiece like those dying now never will be


    09 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  73. I often predict past events just to watch them collapse as truth in the future


    09 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  74. Being wishy-washy

    Fishing in wishing currents

    with no chance of becoming anything more than wishy-washy wishers


    10 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  75. None of my dead friends attended my funeral Leaving me to ponder whether friendship has a used by label Were they accountable friends

    Did any of my deceased friends take it personally that I did not wax eloquently

    with some useless limerick of their memory of their endearing qualities

    ha ha ha

    now to ignore my plight

    What messages are my dead friends attempting to transmit by not going to

    speaking

    haunting my funeral Again


    10 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  76. How embarrassing it would be to be remembered as you

    We could join the circus

    No one would want to recognize us Separated by mere recognition at birth

    As embarrassing it would be for you to be remembered as me

    Again


    11 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  77. Gently falling promises

    cascading across a broken frozen memory If only we had not slipped

    Fell Shattered

    our promises may have held us together long enough

    to breathe in a new morning together 11 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  78. Ancient ruins hiding stories

    Mysteries Secrets

    Petrified hopes/wishes/dreams/sadness And that was just yesterday unravelled Wait until today has been revealed

    then ancient ruins will be remembered as the pinnacle to today’s success


    12 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  79. I asked my doctor what was wrong with me

    she looked crazed then died laughing If only I could have known

    we would be at the carnival happily together I never found out what was wrong with me or the theoretical anomaly of dying laughing I sit here watching my life slowly drain out over a misty blurred horizon

    and wonder whether there ever was a reason to care Whether it is more noble to die laughing

    than never to die at all


    13 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  80. The loneliest thing anyone can do

    is to realize

    no one thinks like them


    13 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  81. Always landing

    Never landed

    Always flying

    Never in flight

    Always living yesterday

    Never today

    Which is how I ended my recent conversation with myself 14 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  82. When asked why I ran naked through the town square

    it was obvious I had forgotten how to relax Dignity was left at the nursing-home door Reason had become a casualty long ago When asked why I ran naked

    through the cathedral too I let them hear

    ‘exercise is good no matter when’ Though in this padded cell

    I no longer can


    15 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  83. Long after we die

    we will be remembered

    for what we were forgotten for Never existing

    beyond a passing memory

    washed away with shadows only we knew 16 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  84. We expected a different outcome

    It is all so confusing

    I would never attempt to write a poem Story

    Play

    Exposé

    narrating what happened

    Why such an unexplainable ending Are we the actors or the audience

    Or just the confessional author unable to complete Compete

    We expected a different ending The Big Bang

    like our love

    will never end in a tidy fashion 17 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  85. Due to a pre-existing wife

    I need to stay vaccinated

    against a terrible strain of past memory hacks


    18 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  86. Stolen memories replace ones I no longer wanted

    Hoping yours are better than mine 20 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  87. Such a change of seasons

    Fallen leaves Frosty love Forgotten times

    A sudden crack in forward motions Nature died

    Though not really She sleeps too often Life pretends

    Rolls over Starts again

    Such a change of season

    Time to go and be born anew


    20 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  88. Wow this is different

    I screamed into my tea

    The End!


    21 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  89. Surges of joy Happiness sparks Everything looks good

    80% towards great Stuff turning to dust

    gold dust

    On a winning streak

    of losses

    Learning to love being last

    Riding the train through the Outback Maybe forever

    Nothing left of the world destroyed outside my window no angels left to sing

    I don’t care

    Only this ride through surges of joy There is nothing else

    22 April 2021 Overland Train > Adelaide to Melbourne


  90. I will never be free

    as long as I am a ghost in your dreamings


    22 April 2021 Overland Train > Adelaide to Melbourne


  91. Never knew you flew

    Few far in-between Such a smudge on time

    If navigations were simply adequate would I not fly too

    Here there in-between where long ago off you flew too


    27 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  92. Strangers texting to be my friend

    I tell them to wait until 1947 as that is when I will be born Then we can be friends forever


    27 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  93. I left pages blank in my diary

    in case you reincarnate wanting to set a time to love me again


    28 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  94. I thought my life could not be worse

    until my dead friends family

    pets dreams

    appeared in me in a dream (of all places) saying it could be so

    I could be with them tormenting themselves for not staying with me


    28 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  95. A week after I died

    I sent myself a ‘get-well’ card I never received it


    28 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  96. Quietly we placed the future behind us

    as if their schadenfreude predictions had already manifest leaving us hidden

    shuddering

    beneath this weight of the inevitable (so often devouring our every thought)

    Yet letting us escape behind darkened karmic infused mirrors whose only reflection

    (lies unto themselves) quietly disturb

    what only could be the future So unattainable


    28 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  97. I hung my thoughts out to dry

    Rain came

    Washed them away


    28 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  98. I love being elderly

    Makes me realize how far yet to go to be young again

    Start over

    Ashes gently blowing in the wind Another shadow over a shit-filled horizon What is there not to love

    with being elderly


    29 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  99. So excited about tomorrow Another day to add to my collection Trophies of consumption

    placed on a hoped-for shelf

    If tomorrow should be so fortunate to include me amongst her ghostly guests


    29 April 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  100. Strangely embraced thoughts

    Possibilities so endless

    Fascinating how we got to this place

    More than seven-billion people with strangely embraced thoughts

    I wonder how many are identical to mine

    The hum of thoughts filling all time and space No wonder evolution is grinding to a halt Stopping me in my tracks


    02 ay 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  101. Today was fun

    I lost my way

    Drifted amongst clouds Frolicked with mermaids Laughed out-of-tune

    Gambled away my inheritance Wrote a mystery novel

    on a toilet paper roll (recycled)

    Discarded all religious beliefs Began a new one

    (soon forgotten) Today was fun

    I wonder if I shall remember it tomorrow X


    02 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  102. I cleaned my window

    so as to see

    how bright the approaching future will be


    03 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  103. All the worries of the past 50 years

    slipped away

    with a re-enactment of one moment

    we thought would be the time we would remember forever that 50 years ago moment

    replacing now

    with so much delight

    The power of memory to dissolve all else in front of it A miracle of the mind’s only lasting salvation Yesterday for Today


    03 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  104. I stayed awake all night

    thinking about a dream I had the night before What a daze to spend the days in

    04 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  105. Lost words

    None left

    to create a poem


    05 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  106. Saw my name scribbled across the breasts of time

    WOW

    What a turn on


    05 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  107. All the lost sheep following me into my lostness in their infinite joy


    05 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  108. Life in shambles

    Such an art form Forum

    Abstract fantasy realism disabled

    scattered about

    How simple is complication If only we could frame it

    Hang it in the gallery of forgotten time Ancient forum form

    We could visit our life in shambles whenever we wanted

    perspective


    06 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  109. I sought solace from the worry exterminators

    Eradicate Replace

    I screamed Thunder Lightening Fireworks nature’s orgasm Peace

    Stillness

    how boring is solace

    I am returning to worry on the next flight of consciousness out of here

    07 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  110. Wisdom is for idiots

    Give me ignorance

    And I will show you a good time 02 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  111. If only I could start over

    I would have begun with a different line Now set in stone

    such a mundane start

    If only something dramatic Sexually shocking Profoundly impelling Consciousness raising

    A new level of perception Prize winning material Life changing Evolutionary enhancing

    if only I could start over


    08 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  112. Unable to enlist anyone to play the part of me

    Change the script Spice up the story Try a new tune

    I went back to bed

    for another day of being me


    09 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  113. For the impeccable discerning wandering consciousness junkie So often found frolicking beneath fallen debris of wasteland dreams there is now sentimental coding building persuasions

    of forgettable phantoms

    to implant into our uncontrollable trolling mind we once thought was our own


    09 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  114. In an incredible act of defiance

    The sun rose

    02 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia As an audience of one

    to myself

    The applause is almost deafening whenever I leave the stage Spotlights go off

    Curtains burst into flames Audience leaves


    10 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  115. As an audience of one

    to myself

    The applause is almost deafening Whenever I leave stage Spotlights go off

    Curtains burst into flames Audience leaves


    10 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  116. In a war against my body

    War won Peace won

    Resulting in a dream body to sleep in

    but not to awaken in


    12 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  117. Closed doors

    No man passes

    to see her shadow smirking

    on the other side


    12 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  118. I pulled sheets over my head

    to stop blankets from laughing at me

    Their ruckus continued throughout my dreams

    Who knew such destruction could follow an evening of debauchery Next time

    I will sleep beneath carpets laugh at myself


    12 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  119. Her love died

    in the cemetery of broken clichés

    13 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  120. Her love was a statue

    decaying in the cemetery of broken clichés


    13 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  121. We tried to replicate each other

    as if we were the last laugh on earth 13 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  122. Old age is like arguing with weather

    Whether or not change is inevitable Unlikely

    Forgivable Unintended With nothing left

    @ the end of rainbows but for memories

    of a sunnier time


    13 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  123. Without memory

    we would cease to exist


    14 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  124. Long ago when I watched news

    I had fears

    some of it could be true No longer watching news I fear what I do not know Now that I totally exist

    in an alternative-imaginary-dream_filled- hallucinatory state I fear I will awaken to find I am wrong


    14 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  125. While chatting with a statue

    in the town square

    I realized my construct of the universe was suspect


    14 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  126. I stretched reality to include lies

    that are fantasies encased in dreams

    that I believed were true Reality is elastic

    or it was before developing porous quality broken stands of DNA

    Letting lies disguised as dreams

    Once-were-fantasies to tumble out across the landscape of… So much for the ill-fated doctrines of reality


    16 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  127. In an unlikely contribution

    Nothing was added Leaving those without Free of knowledge

    which gave rise to politicians

    to lead us with their unlikely contributions of nothing at all


    19 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  128. While lifting weights at the gym

    I contemplated the burdens of life and how crushing they are

    if dropped to soon


    19 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  129. When all is said and done

    we will play back selfies in delight

    of whom we thought we were when we were glorious


    20 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  130. I acted dumb Befuddled

    Just to confuse those who thought I was 21 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  131. Pretend we are dancing as the whirling world slips away Dissolving vapours

    moving colourlessly against obliterated backgrounds Dreamtime in motion

    (woke ancient storytelling believed)

    Chemical interactions spilling love’s interpretation across frontal nodes

    (determining the allocation of attentional resources to novel events)

    over the crying horizon pretending we are dancing Nothing is further from the truth


    21 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  132. Her love was a twisted linguistic nightmare

    chasing me through the afterlife of narratives gone astray


    21 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  133. Now that we are warm

    let memories like snowflakes Fall

    Melting upon us

    In our masquerading simplicity 22 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia

  134. She was a house to me

    Open door Open windows

    Broken furniture inside for me to fall over

    for her again


    22 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  135. Inspiration is a slut

    ready to surrender

    to whomever will pay the price Raped

    rewards

    screaming into the alley

    as shadows applaud in salacious silent inspiration Then jesus wept


    23 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  136. I wish my dead family and friends

    lovers too

    could see how alive I am now that I am not dead like they so selfishly are Never thinking about me and the time’s we had when we were non-dead running through life

    in our dream like state like I so often do now


    24 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  137. I thought we had found

    Discovered Intuited

    the easy win in Doors opening Dead seas parting

    Partying

    Spotlights to the stage pulsating

    Whispers softened Stillness personified If we had not tripped Fallen

    Broken

    @ the end easily we could would

    should have found

    the easy way in


    27 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


    Road Trip > Adelaide South Australia – OUTBACK – Cairns - Queensland


  138. Today was an extremely creative

    Prosperous Enlightening Thrilling day I wrote this


    28 May 2021 Adelaide, Australia


  139. Missed another sunset

    Day ended before chance changed

    a part we could have played Another fractured dream scattered amongst galaxies

    So simple to miss another sunset and all that could have been


    01 June 2021 Silverton, New South Wales, Australia


  140. Now I remember what I meant to say

    when I walked out the door so many decades ago following times of love

    Pain Change Doubt Hopes Dreams Wishes

    Mangled narratives

    “don’t forget to turn off the lights as you slam forever shut the door on what was once all that of you I dare to remember”

    Is what I mean to say


    04 June 2021 Bourke, New South Wales, Australia


  141. So seldom settled

    Changes call Charging I respond

    Each step forward such a rush

    There is no destination No light at the end

    Rest areas along the highway nothing more than a place to piss Urges propelling me

    The flight

    never the landing is what I live for always taking off

    If tomorrow was yesterday

    I would hide in fear of going back I love this life

    So seldom settled


    06 June 2021 Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia


  142. The great times we are having

    become those we had have not Had not

    Crushing circles of life

    only the dead have no wishes to do it again Lucky them


    07 June 2021 Rest Area (camping) 45 Ks North of Augathella, Queensland, Australia


  143. Tomorrow your birthday

    I offered you the moon and stars

    All you wanted was cake which I have none of So I gave you the moon and stars

    What a good gifter am I


    07 June 2021 Rest Area (camping) 45 Ks North of Augathella, Queensland, Australia


  144. Unclassified experiences

    Good bad Indifferent

    Explanations classified

    Love desire wants wishes hope drownings in a southernly windful mist

    like with any psychedelic vortex thought invades

    prevails

    we are left once again

    with unclassified experiences (luggage)


    07 June 2021 (camping) Longreach, Queensland, Australia


  145. Frozen memories of us

    naked in the mist

    Melted in the morning sun

    Like being de-friended on Facebook


    11 June 2021 Camping in a paddock in the Outback - Prairie, Queensland


  146. I bond with inanimate objects Shirts surf boards gods tofu shoes trains They tell me stuff

    Even how to exfoliate memories (such as you walking out the door)

    People lie

    objects only slightly exaggerate

    I watch my reflection in thrift-store treasures smiling in lieu of truth

    knowing they were once-upon-a-time mine

    always will be unlike you

    I bond with inanimate objects


    12 June 2021 Charters Towers Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  147. Missing parts Unsolved love Mangled memories Rodeo emotions

    Out of sync sirens Transcendent hope

    Random mismatched electrical brain waves Leaving me in such a desirous state Spontaneously


    12 June 2021 Charters Towers Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  148. I reframed my dreams

    so your ghostly appearance would make sense as you hacked my being

    Crashed my essence Scrambled our DNA causing me to malfunction into a reframed dream

    of your creation


    13 June 2021 Greenvale Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  149. I realized no one was reading my tweets

    soon after walking out into the world seeing everyone had died

    in a nuclear-covid_pandemic- asteroid _crashing-climate_extinction event but I continued to tweet

    as if my life depended on it


    14 June 2021 Greenvale Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  150. I am plagued by dreams of crocodiles hunting me

    in multilingual brothels

    none of which I understand Fondling nuns

    laugh at me

    Lovers weaponize their looks

    torturing me with opaque desire Sociopathic ex-wives laugh

    as I bay at the moon My narratives

    have false conclusions

    Being old

    surely is the shits


    14 June 2021 Ravenshoe Train Station, Queensland, Australia


  151. Mood swings Tidal waves of feelings Drowning in sunlight

    Recycled oxygen in a vacuum The scent of trouble

    Sounds (murmurs) of resolution Revolution of the subconscious leaking (flooding)

    Learning to swim Mood swings


    15 June 2021 Ravenshoe Train Station Campgrounds, Queensland, Australia


  152. Quiet camping in the Outback

    Nature nightly farting Animals hunting Sexing

    No snoring involved A bit boring

    Perhaps rain thunder lightening would liven up the night

    I turn off the night

    Turn on my phone to shatter such silence with a lovely bloody loud murder mystery if only there had been a storm

    the Outback would have been left alone to continue alone along in its non-destructive boredom


    16 June 2021 Atherton War Memorial Campgrounds, Queensland, Australia


  153. We saw without looking

    sang without hearing The taste of you lingers Dreams come and go Memories morph Wherever you go

    I should have followed We saw without looking

    the future was never for us to bungle but we did


    June 2021 Atherton War Memorial Campgrounds, Queensland, Australia


  154. While listening to the voice within

    a feral cat proclaiming to be god smudged

    my perceptions of life


    18 June 2021 Atherton War Memorial Campgrounds, Queensland, Australia


  155. There are over 7.5 billion drunken would-be strangers

    stumbling about

    looking for a purpose for existence No wonder the world

    is fucked


    18 June 2021 Ringers Rest Camping, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia


  156. Social media cowboys

    crying

    because there is nowhere to land Crowd sourced cowgirls

    too woke to awaken

    Old-school politicians termites upon the land

    If I knew what I was doing Gone I’d be


    18 June 2021 Ringers Rest Camping, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia


  157. In a death-defying act

    I lived long enough to be defying death

    as the best explanation for life


    19 June 2021 Ringers Rest Camping, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia


  158. Slowed down attribution following sequential pairing of ought We are shadows in the mist

    In the midst Fast past

    Pass me please

    Dial me in as another synchronizing elite wantabe because as slowed down attributions of change Chance

    No one notices


    20 June 2021 Ringers Rest Camping, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia

  159. Love explodes as desire untangles the embers of change


    20 June 2021 Ringers Rest Camping, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia


  160. Little doubt plays softly

    Gleefully

    Serenading potentiality hiding in an alley Nothing is suspected Specifically

    isn’t love grand

    Ordinary challenges momentary’s hold on reality Nothing is as doubt would have it ever again


    22 June 2021 Mossman Pool and Caravan Park, Mossman, Queensland, Australia


  161. Perfect nonsense created an ideal morning for me to go crazy in


    23 June 2021 Mossman Pool and Caravan Park, Mossman, Queensland, Australia


  162. Phase next

    finally complete

    Colours sounds aspirations collectively mingled breaking down dawn showing a new direction

    Though if I were a betting man

    I would still avoid taking a chance on me Now that this phase is finally over


    24 June 2021 Lake Placid Tourist Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia


  163. How wonderful waking next to you

    Realizing you are not she

    who murdered me just now in a dream of horrific portions

    (blood dripping like tear drops over painful memories) with no escape

    but to wake next to you


    24 June 2021 Lake Placid Tourist Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia


  164. At the rate heroes are deceasing

    only clowns will be left to escape

    this circus we have created

    as our monument to just another failed planet drifting through space

    looking for a time-space continuum capable of producing heroes

    to save our sorry assess

    from the clowns we have become


    26 June 2021 Lake Placid Tourist Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia


  165. All my ghosts have reincarnated

    as stray dogs barking and biting me

    as I sell self-worth favours to the passing mutilated multitudes mumbling forgiveness

    as if I was the last saint on earth which no doubt I am

    Now

    since all my ghosts have incarnated as stray shadows of whom I once could have been and still may be if luck should rain on me

    I am free


    26 June 2021 Lake Placid Tourist Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia


  166. She left me standing in the rain

    @ high tide

    Rivers of memory never forsaken So thin the veil of yesterday

    If only I could swim

    I would smile once again Standing here in the rain


    29 June 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  167. Failure is a logical assumption of misunderstood mechanics

    A simple minute tinkering

    can quickly make failure into an art forum as I so often have demonstrated

    in my life as a one-man show of unique failures personified


    29 une 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia

  168. Dangling dangerous dance

    spinning out of control

    Such a fright to wake in a cold stanceagainst such times of change

    I had a friend who said he would never dieI was the only one to believe him

    as if there would never be another

    chancein this annoying dangling dangerous dance

    where enough of my friend died (like his body) so long agoI have forgotten who he is

    or why I believed enough to write all of this


    30 June 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  169. Hints of understanding made us into prophets of doom celebrating our misunderstanding that life should seem normal when it no longer makes sense


    30 June 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  170. The taste of love

    hath no cure

    but to keep the mouth closedwhen the taste so imagined is poison disguised as love


    June 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  171. I was so lucky today

    no one knew it was me making the universe queasy from my screams of disillusionmentswallowed by time as I stood the test of timeNo one cared

    I was so lucky today


    June 2021 Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  172. So lucky to be here rather than buried beneath your lovebleeding out hope

    you would remember me still


    01 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  173. @ The horrendous recital love and hate

    played a duet

    making the audience shit in their pantsthough the applause

    gave a second curtain callA memory no one wanted


    01 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia

  174. I stopped for a breather in childhood

    All going so fast When I started again

    I was already in my seventies

    I need to take a breather again


    02 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  175. I had hoped my past would catch up to me

    maybe even go right on byYesterday is gone

    I am shit out of luck


    02 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  176. People looking peculiar Acting strange

    A lone drummer said she recognized mefrom a previous existence

    I had been a stray dog she had beaten to deathI felt strangely sexually attracted to her and had a migraine

    due to her inconsistent drumming She blinded me with her drumsticks

    telling me to find someone else’s dreamto soil myself in

    I am off now

    There is a bagpiper waving to meCuring my confusion

    and sense of time

    when waking in other’s hopeless dream


    03 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  177. I traded places with whom I could not beWhat an error No one wants to

    be mehiding in my dismay

    of who I could not be


    03 July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  178. I forgot the next line

    Otherwise

    I would have had a complete thought

    03. July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  179. I split the difference between right and wrong

    so no one would notice


    03. July 2021 Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia


  180. We didn’t realize how dark it was

    until the roses stopped blooming Rain kept falling Fires charred all

    before it

    Love evaporated Chocolate melted Animals laid down to die

    Dinosaurs reclaimed earth Republicans took over America

    We didn’t realize how dark it was


    04 July 2021 Rollingstone, Vincent Parker Park, Queensland, Australia


  181. If only I were a seed blown away by seasonal change

    to grow and prosper in a fertile dream

    I would shed my tears elsewhere


    05 July 2021 Rollingstone, Vincent Parker Park, Queensland, Australia


  182. What a startled world we live in

    People gasping Breathless Overlooked assumptions How did we get to this place with everyone so startled


    06 July 2021 Rollingstone, Vincent Parker Park, Queensland, Australia


  183. All the men stood erect

    with erections as their karma bentoverfor applause

    04 July 2021 Rollingstone, Vincent Parker Park, Babinda, Queensland, Australia


  184. Again I lost an argument with myself

    Flushed away innocence

    in morning’s sugar-coated elusive explosion as I argue in

    the mirror Losing once again


    05 July 2021 Rollingstone, Vincent Parker Park, Queensland, Australia


  185. Happy birthday son

    If only you had not killed yourself 18-years ago

    you would have me

    to blow out your candles in case you were too busy like you are

    now

    being dead so long

    you no longer sing with me

    on your birthday


    06 July 2021 Townsville, Queensland, Australia


  186. Before dreams of you faded Magical mystical moonlight memories were turbulent seas

    worthy our efforts of escape Now that they have faded

    I prefer to escape Not dream

    Not remember Not live


    07 July 2021 Town Hill Showgrounds, Queensland, Australia

  187. Listening to frogs dancing in the night

    lizards singing blues birds lusting

    Nature is so horny

    tonight I may need to swim ashore before drowning


    08 July 2021 Town Hill Showgrounds, Queensland, Australia


  188. Simply so sensitive

    Brain cells colliding

    We pass through space finding temporary links Adhering

    magnetically mystery magic merging randomness

    So soon erased

    Believing there is more to it all because we are

    simply so sensitive we think life is real


    09 July 2021 Bowen Palms Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  189. The reason I am so free

    Because I learned to bounce


    09 July 2021 Bowen Palms Caravan Park, Queensland, Australia


  190. @ the beach

    Like any wildlife

    I let night cover me as once I did

    the loves of my youth Hiding us

    Future proofing

    before morning would make us visible Vulnerable to the recklessness of a world we had no intention of inheriting

    @ the beach Remembering life so grand


    10 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  191. Folks writing books

    Lots of them Woven stories

    fantasy fabric factories How do they find the time who reads them

    trees sacrificed global warmest

    $ changing hands

    I am lucky to find time to write this

    I am told I have all the time in the world I don’t think so

    Not enough time to finish this thought Shit out of luck


    11 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia


  192. God Part 1

    I like to make commitments I will not keep

    Makes me feel like God


    12 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia


  193. God Part 2

    I put my money on the wrong God came in last

    Now that I lost everything they are all pissed @ me


    12 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia


  194. All those passing past mind-numbing experiences

    making us who we are should be put on hold

    for some other clown to experience giving us a free slate

    to fuck up


    12 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia


  195. It was a dark stormy fucked up night

    when reality and I divorced

    Stoned Cassowaries cried “oh holy night” I laughed with joy

    What a delightful time we live in Painted ladies offered me passion for memories rusting in the wind Due to my advancing amnesia

    I traded without thought

    Now I wander the dreamless landscape of my old-age

    oblivious to the obvious

    knowing I finally have achieved fucked up reality those saints and gurus forever have promised

    to the likes of me


    13 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia


  196. As with any random thought

    broken wings were in flight

    What was created floated easily away Chasing images possibilities

    into wild seas

    as with any random thought

    13 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  197. We melted away

    as ice cream

    in the noonday sun Nevermore to be free as ice cream

    in the noonday sun Flavoured memories as ice cream

    in the noonday sun Our time together as ice cream

    in the noonday sun The totality of life as ice cream

    in the noonday sun

    13 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  198. I forgot how sleepy I was

    until you awoke me reminding me

    the world had ended but I had not

    So sleepy I was Never noticed

    14 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  199. So much effort Another goal achieved Finally

    the end of this sentence

    14 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  200. My writing used to be dark

    Ominous

    Gloomy

    Until I was blinded by the light Now I cannot see to write anything Murky

    Foreboding Depressing

    14 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  201. Through multiple mistakes

    Mishaps Wrong turns Faulty thinking

    I have embraced the creative perfection of the other way 15 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  202. The blank slate we are born with

    becomes so full we die

    just to erase it Making space to begin again

    15 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  203. Strange sounds in the night frighten the weary saleswoman out to steal my soul

    with a bargain none can refuse until strange sounds

    sets us free anew

    again

    15 July 2021 Ball Bay, Queensland, Australia

  204. Oh Shit!

    I got nothin’ to write Words stab @ me

    Tumour prose floods my unlit consciousness Digital dreams cloud my judgement

    Let the robotic poets replace us tired humans with nothing left to say as we constantly chant mantras of nonsense

    recognizing what we have to say is shit

    16 July 2021 Town Hill – camping alongside highway, Queensland, Australia

  205. Statistically

    76% nightmares without you marginally tolerable

    82% life without you

    barely tolerable

    91% I forget you left so long ago life so liveable


    17. July 2021 Campaspe River Rest Area, Homestead, Queensland, Australia


  206. Unaware of the/an endgame

    seven billion of us

    rush forward without a clue of why

    what where when then

    when the big quiet arrives Arises

    it will be as if we were never here silence is the game


    18 July 2021 Campaspe River Rest Area, Homestead, Queensland, Australia


  207. We made a mad dash to the border

    No one was there We danced

    We sang We escaped

    Borders without people What a perfect world

    finally

    This has become

    18 July 2021 Julia Creek, Queensland, Australia

  208. Especially concurrent tapestries cover divergent waves of thoughts streaming through impossible possibilities making for a most mysterious night

    20 July 2021 Corella Dam, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

  209. Boxes of answers

    waiting to be united with questions providing explanations

    for the undefeated

    and their defeated cohorts

    20 July 2021 Corella Dam, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

  210. So easy to collapse into the past

    Buried insights Unworthy to share

    20 July 2021 Corella Dam, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

  211. You are the half of me that gives the sunshine in my life the warmth

    for me to chill in

    21 July 2021 Corella Dam, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

  212. The wind blew disproportionally

    as if caught in a symphonic accident If meaning were virtualist

    the pure of heart

    would gently blow away too

    I enjoy being the unsolvable problem drifting through social media meaninglessly

    effortlessly

    drastically out of character performing absurdly

    as the wind blows disproportionally

    21 July 2021 Corella Dam, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia

  213. I slowed down World flew past Broken wings mountain crashing

    I passed by umbrella up

    No debris struck me

    What a glorious time we live in

    23 July 2021 Camooweal Billabong, Queensland, Australia

  214. I believed the billabong was a wishing well

    I wished 4U2 #FreeMe Ground rattled

    Sky bled Screaming trees

    labelled me strange Strangers

    threw bibles at me

    Songs from a Methodist hymnal blinded me as I sank breathlessly into the billabong masked as a wishing well

    as the calendar closed on another year without you in a most politically incorrect fashion

    following no known etiquette The earth exploded

    Killing everyone on board

    as neighbouring planets laughed inappropriately

    23 July 2021 Camooweal Billabong, Queensland, Australia

  215. So many life lessons today

    almost understood

    I will incarnate several more times to make the same errors

    different settings to check

    if they were learnt

    23 July 2021 Camooweal Billabong, Queensland, Australia

  216. I thought I had a new audience

    until all the mice ran away

    leaving me with performance anxiety once again

    25 July 2021 Barkly Homestead, Queensland, Australia

  217. Love rises in the east

    fades in the west As you did morning to night

    Darkness evermore

    25 July 2021 Barkly Homestead, Queensland, Australia

  218. Chosen memories escaped

    leaving me breathless

    with but this remaining thought of you

    25 July 2021 Barkly Homestead, Queensland, Australia

  219. We rushed through life

    so we could die

    in a timely fashion

    25 July 2021 Barkly Homestead, Queensland, Australia

  220. I shuttered the window closest to my thought

    Yet

    Still Dreamtime ancestral secrets blew in

    Haunting my dimming rational ploys How could I

    a white person

    have any ancestral thing happening I flew into the night

    Snakes fed on my ignorance Ancient winds delivered me

    to a mad mystical medicine magician

    who boiled me alive Constraining my freedom

    to escape to a few loose illusions This being the only one I remember

    25 July 2021 Devils Marbles, Northern Territory, Australia

  221. In the centre of Australia

    Smack dab in the middle Fold Australia in half Horizontally

    Again vertically Now toss it away

    We are then nowhere

    I should not have gone to the centre of Australia If I had not

    I would be here There

    In the centre of Australia With

    Or without you

    27 July 2021 Ti Tree Homestead, Northern Territory, Australia

  222. The last time I saw Rick was 30 years ago

    I believed we were younger then Chunks of life coloured in Passed by

    Now shared

    like we had barely finished some random sentence 30 years later continued where we had left off randomly

    Family Friends remembered

    Some dead some dying some faded/fading memories all 30 years older

    So fast time goes by

    Only seeing someone from long ago story shows the passage of time If we should meet again in thirty years

    both over one hundred will be interesting

    especially if we believe we are still alive


    28 July 2021 Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

  223. I stayed longer than planned

    The plan was to visit earth for a brief alien moment Crack some jokes

    Do a few magic tricks Random propagation Avoid mishaps

    Have a trophy wife Trophy body Gather applause Act iconic

    Then escape before anyone noticed I had been here

    The plan backfired when they cloned me

    only to lose track of which was the original

    30 July 2021 Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

  224. I remembered her as the fireworks of my youth

    lightening up my life

    in such an explosive sky I almost drowned

    in search of a repeat performance that never occurred

    30 July 2021 Alice Springs, South Australia

  225. Out on the highway Wildflowers are trampled Outlaw winds swear @ justice Injustice laughs

    Coldness so naked landscape hides in despair If there was ever a way off of this outlaw highway

    long ago we would have perished in the desert so fortunate our life would have been

    01 August 2021 Pootnoura Rest Area, Stuart Highway, South Australia

  226. When you were my destination

    The journey so fine

    gliding like liberty on parade With you gone

    no end in sight

    I think I will just lie down and die Never to reach my destination

    01 August 2021 Pootnoura Rest Area, Stuart Highway, South Australia


  227. In the aftermath of our deleted defeated disastrous delusional drunken diabolical dream…

    (unfinished thought)


    02 August 2021 Rest Area 20 Ks South of Cobber Pedy, Stuart Highway, South Australia


  228. I stopped to care

    You raced on Now not there

    Life so. Unfair


    02 August 2021 Rest Area 20 Ks South of Cobber Pedy, Stuart Highway, South Australia


  229. What a surprise

    I surmise to prize

    a size of thought

    large enough to envelope all of life

    hiding remaining pieces of plots of plays of life that so often surprise

    enough not to realize life is a joke unravelled

    02 August 2021 Rest Area 20 Ks South of Cobber Pedy, Stuart Highway, South Australia

  230. Life is an erotic landscape filled with alien forms wonderous of exploration

    03 August 2021 Lake Hart, Stuart Highway, South Australia

  231. The end of our street

    The end of our duet The end of our dance The end of our dreams Hopes

    Wishes Life

    THE END


    03 August 2021 Lake Hart, Stuart Highway, South Australia


  232. Freedom flies fast If but time would allow it could be packaged Given to refugees

    All of us wondrously happy


    05 August 2021 Port Augusta, South Australia


  233. Last night on the road Tomorrow back to same old Same old

    when the road was yet to discover us

    and we were to forget

    we had ever begun miracles of explorations

    05 August 2021 Port Augusta, South Australia

  234. Hopeless genius Genius of hopelessness How perfect this direction of perfection

    no correction intended Hopeless genius on parade

    Where even the wind dies laughing 06 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  235. Prisoner of consciousness

    Released too early

    Such a slanderous occasion we jump for joy

    Surely no one could foresee we would return so quickly to be prisoners of consciousness

    drifting across landscape unimagined in the madness we believed is our life


    08 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  236. I took a writer’s easy way out Instead of creating a lengthy novel with a dynamic beginning

    torturous unresolvable middle

    miraculous conclusion stretching over hundreds and hundreds of pages with illustrations and recipes throughout

    I wrote this

    A writer’s easy way out

    07 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  237. Long before my pen ran out of ink

    I wrote this

    Now I wish my pen had run out of ink earlier 08 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  238. Painted on desire

    masks subliminal passion in another restless night of shadows screaming for release

    I roll over

    whispering to my pillow ‘Not tonight Josephina’


    09 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  239. Few hours left of 73 years

    searching for the value of becoming 74

    while the world around me ages faster than I can keep up with her


    10 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  240. What a relaxing day

    We died

    Or so thought the assembled masses peering through their clouded mist

    Strange the perception bottled up in the minds of the elite How extraordinary is the muddled thoughts

    stumbling against the jaded landscape of the human mind

    Because for an instance I had pure thought

    stunned silence as they said I was archived

    Pronounced dead

    prepared as sacrificial mulch for the cemetery garden of forgotten dreams Obviously

    none of this is true

    Just a random recurring thought I forgot to take control of in this relaxing day


    10 August 2021 (on my 74th birthday) Adelaide, South Australia


  241. Stretched out across the tarmac of my mind

    Alien probes circle before landing Many recognizable from youth

    @ birth even I shared structural elements unseeable Unhearable

    Unbelievable

    Packaged meaning poured out The stories were true

    Fables invented to control

    now seemed foolishly vulnerable rained from broken clouds floating out of place We will all drown

    I am sure of it

    So thankful for the safety of the sheltering tarmac of my mind 11 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  242. Circus animals @ my window wanting me to run away with them Secretively I close the window

    as I am in love with the jugglers frolickingly naked clowns

    a trapeze beauty

    a few incoherent escapes from the me-2 movement

    dozens of ex-wives

    a fantastically seductive mystic warrior trying to raise me from the dead

    So why would I join a bunch of silly vociferous circus animals @ my window making me appear foolish

    Once again

    12 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  243. Buried deep in the murky inner recesses of my super-sub-conscious

    is the thought

    contrary to conventional wisdom out of step with social media possibly an out right lie

    is that I am alive

    To address proof

    is to enter uncharted waters City centre mall peasants shake in disbelief

    Feminist rodeo performers laugh

    Non-binary cattle stampede Leftist politicians trip

    over their right foot Horny aliens

    wink @ me

    I am so confused We are all drowning in disbelief

    13 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  244. How far gone the past has flown

    Broken wings

    crashing into the receding marshmallow like horizon I reach out trying to retrieve

    stopping midway to nowhere Glimpses of faded memories fading

    I grasp outlines of the past passing fast Nothing clears

    past is opaque Eternity is short

    Life so much shorter How far gone

    the past has flown


    14 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  245. Your love crumbled like a misunderstood poem

    Broken words Misconstrued meaning

    How wonderful a new dawn blots out such a broken narrative


    15 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  246. Only 55 people

    all on Facebook remembered my birthday this year

    7.5 billion others on earth ignored it WTF

    How troubling is that


  247. Winter’s western wind

    freshly frozen forever left me stupidly alone

    clutching thawed memories of when we were

    15 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  248. Lovers clever whisperings

    risqué risks

    wakens youthful warped memories as I stumble along the boulevard towards a sentimental alley

    I can succumb to memories of lovers clever whisperings

    in

    15 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  249. Your love was a masterpiece

    ravaged by time and so many others after I left

    collapsing onto a bottomless floor @ the museum of lost love Forever trampled on by regret

    16 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  250. Tomorrow I will face the facts

    but today

    my interpretation of the way it is

    will keep me floating

    through my atmospheric turmoil still intact

    16 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  251. Love is so easily explained

    So easily misunderstood So easy

    So nourishing

    many starve to death for lack of love Love is fun

    Love is me

    Love is worth the waking up

    no matter how many times we have died 16 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  252. She was always so quiet

    I still have difficulty with her whispering desire enveloping me in my sleep

    Even now

    decades after she died in her quiet way

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    17 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  253. If everyone died off

    except for my family and friends

    we would have such a sustainable planet there would be enough love

    for all

    17 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  254. Using words to say nothing

    We slipped between the covers of darkness and morning Neither of which could escape

    our naked surprise of the fluidity

    imagination disguises us with

    18 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  255. Our goal in life

    is to construct nonsense

    to appear believable enough to progress beyond now

    If only you had believed me we would have lasted longer than a passing breath

    once upon a time shared

    18 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  256. What happened could have been avoided What was avoided should have happened Otherwise staying awake has no value


    19. August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  257. I became ultra-fixated on nothing @ all

    when in fact only of you I had wanted thought

    How fluid a wandering mind is

    A swamp @ the edge of a glacier melting before its time

    Flooding coastlines Drowning fools such as me

    Ultra-fixated on nothing @ all instead of you


    20 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  258. My thinking has little changed in the past fifty years

    Though now I save them in the cloud where they fall as polluting rain

    over the sandy-rocky-barren Outback

    where marsupials drink my thoughts in flooded billabongs then die

    with stomachs filled of non-organic realism


    20 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  259. To die in your arms The most rewarding thing the enemies of my ancestors could achieve


    21 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  260. When I awoke this morning no one remembers me

    I remember them

    faces touches joy pain laughter longings #Fjaoi*ddjf$paj@ij

    Why have I disappeared from lover’s past

    I go back to sleep where they remember me so together we are

    evermore


    21 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  261. Thoughts like aging love

    left to decay

    upon fortified fertile soiled soil

    Foundation for a new generation of insanity as I have often demonstrated


    19 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  262. Intoxicated poetry

    left me stumbling

    over reality once again


    21 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  263. So easy to return to a simpler time

    like before I was born though how should I know

    than to separate the past 74-years from before when a simpler time spoke

    @ ease without me


    22 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  264. In an awkward series of missteps and hurdles

    I slipped into the former glory of whom I could have been if only I had kept my eyes closed

    long enough

    to have avoided such an awkward series of missteps with hurdles


    23 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  265. The advertisers know

    how to make

    a better happier hipper more love Me

    I filled my life with their products I became an animation

    A cartoon

    reflecting a wonderful pretendable Me

    Everyone wanted to be me Terrell in a capsule

    Take before bed

    Have wonderful dreams of being me

    So lucky that all those ads Everywhere

    Made me so fulfilled Like they will you when you are ready to pay the price


    23 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  266. When life was simple I would watch life go by Now that it no longer is

    I turn my gaze elsewhere as life goes by

    beyond my grasp


    24 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  267. WOW!

    Just realized I was the last one alive Think I should go back to sleep have a different dream


    25 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  268. I thought she said

    ‘Have a good morning’

    as she walked out the door so many decades past Now I realize she said ‘Have a good mourning’ that I have had now

    that she is gone

    All those decades past


    25 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  269. Life is so short so full of anxiety pitfalls

    bad actors Incorrect syntax

    That I believe I will refuse to do it again 25 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  270. We met on the corner of anticipation and regret

    figurine clouds diverted our attention as life rushed past

    If only I could remember then would be less fuzzy than now

    Images of once we were buried in memory’s rubble

    @ the intersection of anticipation and regret


    26 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  271. So many simple thoughts

    left me bewildered

    knowing how complex love is when diluted

    by so many simple thoughts


    27 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  272. I used to think being human

    Oh so boring

    Until I watched a snail crawl through my petunias giving me thought

    as to being the luckiest animal in the garden This is my fifth day straight

    sitting here contemplating in the garden

    amongst the petunias snails

    how lucky I am not to be bored


    27 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  273. The reason I know tomorrow will be disastrous

    is due to the media saying so Otherwise

    I would be enjoying a morning walk along the beach

    Smiling at the scantly me-2 dressed women along the boulevard Humming a favourite tune of the 60s

    Rejoicing over my horse winning the Darby But now

    due to the media

    I know what a disastrous day it will be


    28 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  274. Wearing masks Keeping out covid Hiding possible smirk My covered face

    a fashion statement

    covert protesting who I am No one seeing the nakedness stalking behind this mask


    29 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  275. I walk crowded sidewalks

    crashing into people noting their surprise to discover

    I am not invisible


    29 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  276. Gathered insight

    strewn across translucent landscapes evaporating beyond reason

    as eternal questions of being went unanswerable

    again


    30 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  277. The totality of human existence

    will be to evolve beyond being human


    30 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  278. So perfect

    Life is

    Only when we awaken the dream falters Losses focus Vanquishes

    Lights go on Ancestor’s scream Ancestral dreams Rivers of pain

    drown once-were-perfect constructed memories 3-D printed dreams

    So perfect life is


    31 August 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  279. Life in a haze

    In a bubble In my bliss

    Protected from clarity

    Exposure Interpretation

    I wish I had tried it before

    to keep from cyclic inverted realism Just living my life

    In a haze In a bubble In my bliss


    02 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  280. Getting caught up

    such an irrational thought


    02 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  281. Easily remembered

    long gone past passings

    No need to recall yesterday

    There was no part of you involved

    yesterday Not a trace Not a shadow

    Not a lingering almost forgotten smile Being elderly really is such a luxury Recently so easily forgotten

    But

    Easily remembered long gone past passings


    03 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  282. The defeated army lay in the alley crying

    So much gone wrong Toy soldiers marching as to a war Heroes of illusion

    choke on tainted dreams victoryless

    Life is shit

    My wife said I cried in my sleep last night She did not know whether to wake me or leave me to lay defeated

    in my alley

    to die with my dream


    04 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  283. I swam to the horizon

    in search of tomorrow all my hopes and wishes in a distant haze engulfed without reason I swam back to here

    content to drift evermore


    07 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  284. Old friends look me up Hey that is me in the cloud Decades have past

    Perhaps to their surprise I am still alive

    Cyberly @ least

    I am no different

    74 years later still clueless I look 4 old friends too

    Internet through time and space

    I am only curious to what they died of

    It is the fun part of out living my family and friends The wayward thoughts of still being somewhat alive laughing @ the probable fact

    that perhaps I still am more than just on the internet maybe


    08 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  285. Ha Ha Ha said the tortoise

    No one heard We are too fast

    Rushing into the flames of our demise


    08 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  286. Meaningless meandering mystery

    making us lose sense of direction If only we could hallucinate

    what comes next life would not be

    meaningless meandering mystery


    09 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  287. I jumped into the fountain of youth

    Drowning

    in all that could have been If I had not leapt

    into the fountain of youth


    09 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  288. I lost her

    In the jukebox of my mind


    10 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  289. As with any Hollywood surprise ending comedy

    I died with a smile on my face


    10 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  290. In a recent survey of dead people

    67% believed if given the chance of a do over They would


    10 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  291. While conversing with a statue in the town square

    we realized my life was a joke


    10 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  292. I learned to forgive before I was born

    Every day since I say

    ‘What the fuck was I thinking’


    11 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  293. A much more successful man than me

    died before me

    making a mockery of which of us is the more successful


    10 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  294. I threw my fate to the wind

    The wind stopped Nothing changed

    My fate fell upon me Crushing me in the here now


    11 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  295. So easily laughter rolls over the horizon

    swallowing seafaring clowns

    We close our eyes

    Such a prehistoric thing to do Presupposed sadness envelopes the world Joy of living

    drowns is buried

    We move on

    I am bored with such a sad world I reincarnate every morning laughing over the horizon

    Life is grand so full

    I think I will embrace it for awhile Just for laughs


    12 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  296. I played the role of an old person

    Hobbling along outlines of highways barely visible Counting pills every colour imaginable

    Lusting after those sexy young 60+ year old women at the beach waiting for me in the shadows of the boardwalk

    Shopping @ Walmart dressed in pyjamas and fluffy slippers Remembering 60 years ago as if today

    Believing tomorrow was yesterday

    Asking my 60+ year old children ‘what is the internet’

    Forgetting I am still alive

    as I tell jokes to my reincarnated self

    Playing the role of an old person is the only role I know


    @ the nursing home I am out of my room There is that 30-something sexy looking nurse

    I was so happy to see someone my age in this place I ran to hug her

    She smiled

    “back to your room now hon”

    Playing the role of an old person is the only role I know 13 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  297. I still love her all these tears later

    Just kidding Years later

    As synchronicity would have it


    13 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  298. I won the race

    though at times as if my reflection

    in the shop window no doubt would win Next to see

    if I can get to my dream before it gets to me

    All we are

    is a dull thud

    amongst the music of the spheres

    Glowing in darkness of our misunderstanding Knowing in hindsight

    we should never have been in the race


    15 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  299. I like living in the past

    Makes getting old in the future

    take so much longer to get to


    15 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  300. Special spectacular something

    Nature runs and hides Radical ridiculous result Nature rushes

    Returns

    Now isn’t that the dumbest thing ever heard


    16 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  301. I could not think of any scenario in which you

    were not the best of my morning after


    16 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  302. Ever since losing my grip on reality

    I have been Cheering more Chuckling more Chanting more Cavorting more Nakedly more

    Since losing my grip on reality the world is such a lovely place

    20 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  303. Finally finished the beginning

    when I die

    the easy part complete (so abstract the end)

    It is all between that makes fools of philosophical theoreticians


    20 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  304. I keep watching for today to become normal

    Like before I was born


    21 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  305. When I awoke this morning realizing everyone in the world was nuts I felt troubled

    Knowing there was not another sane to voice my concerns to

    @ the zoo I recognized caged freedom While surfing

    I laughed and sang with mermaids and dolphins I flew with the seagulls

    Forest danced with unicorns

    Philosophized with Greek gods (who imagined they were me)

    But when I returned home mingled with people

    there was no one I could confide in that they were all nuts

    September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  306. @ the end of the day

    time will arrive we each will become extinct When we die

    will we remember

    the extinction prediction Will it matter

    Too much talk of what will be when we are dead When the next generation

    Death

    Best to laugh now for no one will when we are extinct or will we

    That’s the tweet


    23 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  307. As if we returned

    Could return Would return Should return What then

    Should Would Could Outcomes differ

    I am of the tribe choosing not to Not to for any reason

    In any season

    Returning is a fault in evolution Going forward

    The only cure

    It is how I escaped

    Freeing me to explore the space between now and the quickly approaching end

    24 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  308. Do birds of prey pray

    for prey

    or do they too live in a linguistic bubble as I do


    25 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  309. In the morning

    I will realize I am lost

    in time to return to the sanctuary of your dreams

    25 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  310. All the stars lined up

    though not with me

    I just sort of fell through space in my little dark spaceship

    Never a thought of what could be different if the stars had not lined up

    without me


    26 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  311. My thoughts were an umbrella holding back incoming foreign missiles threatening my humorous humanity When rain fell

    I washed away

    with outgoing psychedelic tides Safe now beyond any reasoning I stare @ the sun

    thankful for my understanding

    27 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  312. We were made for this moment This moment not made for us Tumbling sideways

    Too few to notice two unfilled dreams floundering @ sea

    See

    As if our echoing touch would heal such broken moments

    Memories

    Like bursting balloons @ a party

    not invited to


    28 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  313. Love midstream Broken currents Tossed against rocks

    To be an explorer of such unpredictable terrain gives life meaning

    liars pause criminals hope

    Us – a brand new moment

    29 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  314. Soon after realizing everyone around me

    So much smarter than me

    I invented the ‘neuage escape wisdom hack

    Making me appear smart

    without anyone realising I am not

    As I run naked in my old man fashion through the mall As bells ring for morning mass

    As young lady-men offer their services @ discounts on every corner As my e-wife laughs herself silly

    in front of a Venus statue covered with bat shit (like she is)

    I realize everyone

    is so much smarter than me


    30 September 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  315. Cascading love

    Flowing over

    what could have been Yet no disappoints were had

    On such a sunny day as this

    01 October 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  316. Despicable daylight savings time

    What nonsense covers the land Clock screaming 9 pm

    But wait it is 10 pm or is it 8 pm

    Is the earth spinning slower or faster

    I feel dizzy

    Do I add an hour to love subtract

    @ 74 who cares what time it is

    Will the sun rise when I say it is 6 am

    or when some shit faced me-2 news anchor says it is now 7 am

    or perhaps 5 am Either way

    it is not right As for me

    I am going back to bed

    I am too old for daylight savings time 02 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia

  317. You are not normal god screeched at me across time

    space

    broken alien algorithms cold vegan pizza

    ‘You almost drowned walking on water

    a frozen lake @ that

    ‘You tried changing wine into water

    to feel as a virtualist reformatted re-booted ex-alcoholic’

    ‘You chatted up me-2 entrepreneurial wannabe females @ the well’ ‘You tried and failed to heal the slick’

    ‘You fed thousands with your conspiracy bullshit’

    On and on god dribbled on and on (a viral tiktok hack)

    I stayed She did not

    So tell me who is the most committed in these most normal times

    03 October 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  318. Nothing was fixed

    Everything unstuck

    Fallen down

    Tossed across landscapes Knocked asunder

    Chaos perfected

    Following an internet recipe made the worst meal ever


    04 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  319. Usually I embrace the unusual

    as I predict the predictable

    Quietly proclaiming loudly to everyone how I was disinherited of my inheritance Like hot love frozen in timeless time Screaming whispers for the deaf to hear But @ the end

    of morning’s beginning sunset Only I listened as usual

    to the unusual

    05 October 2021 Adelaide, South Australia

  320. Such an interesting time

    I will package it

    Have amazon deliver it with a drone celebrated

    on some distant cloudy day Falling like rain

    Showered joy


    06 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  321. So easy stopping such horrific conspiratorial news

    Merely merrily roll over Go back to sleep Counting sheep

    I do it all the time

    Waking back to when normal times so much fun


    06 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  322. Distilled nothingness frequently invades imagined solitude

    As if wind would murmur her secrets in a discernible fashion

    providing us

    clueless inhabitants

    with power to ascertain

    what the fuck is happening


    07 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  323. Such a novelty life is

    Unique in its transgressions

    An odd ornament in a multitude of commonality in a throwaway galaxy

    A spark evolving into a firestorm Solar system warming

    Warning Wanning

    Such a short shelf life

    Plastic lasts longer than humans Most everything does

    Such a novelty life is


    08 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  324. Too sleepy to convalesce

    Drifting out of sync Surely our world Your world

    Their world The world Progresses Flounders Weeps

    Leaving me too sleepy to care


    09 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  325. What Where When

    These delusional thought patters Emerged

    Transgressing my day


    10 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  326. Haunting dreams of native animals

    Feral past lovers

    Vegan meals untouched

    prevents me from drifting into sleep in fear of past karmic mishaps devouring my sensibility

  327. 10 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia X


  328. My life has been filled with bad actors

    Poorly written scripts Stoned directors Shoddy built scenery Lack of funding

    (though now that I am so fucking old the government is giving me money) Old overly used foreign highly infected hookers

    Useless sound effects But in hindsight

    my life has been a tad bit interesting for a handy capped circus clown knocking at your door


    10 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  329. I can see what I could not see before

    No longer crashing into walls Tripping over past lovers Missing roads less travelled

    Seeing trouble as outlines of shadows chasing me Wishing upon stars not there

    I can see into the future That which is before me so clear

    the world finally is Captured sight

    Now that I have glasses


    11 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


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    That is the first line of my autobiography My life story

    Sum total of my existence My beginning was the end Such a karmic reckoning Worthy not of song(s)

    Nor rustic noir mystery No highs or lows

    Such a story not to tell

    all together in 2 words


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    12 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  330. The probability of each moment defies logic

    Magical manifestational mishaps Cascading along horizons

    Each subtle move seemingly planned Not really

    Bobbing along turbulent seas is life’s essence

    Because all learned lessons equate to zero

    when we die Alas Alas

    Dead people never remember lessons learned


    13 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  331. Tomorrow I will forgo this darkened thought sequence

    For now

    I will gleefully follow it into madness as windows into normality crash

    to the depths of overturnable-despair There was nothing to see anyway Soon tomorrow will arrive

    freeing me from myself Once again


    14 October 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  332. 10 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  333. Realizing no one was looking

    Paying attention Listening

    Loving

    I was able to create a new world free of those not

    Looking

    Paying attention Listening

    Loving


    16 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia

  334. What I love about today

    All yet to be discovered Like before I was born


    16 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  335. Lost hope

    Easily found

    Behind the easiest escape routes

    If only I knew which imaginary way to proceed I too would have found lost hope


    16 October 2021 Adelaide, South Australia


  336. I was in hope of singing myself to sleep

    Forgot the words Forgot the melody

    Forgot my wife was trying to go to sleep too Now I am in the kookaburra tree

    being swoped by demon magpies Wish I had paid attention

    in music class


    17 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  337. My angel is a sensual provocative testy slut

    with volcanic breasts in 76.4% of my dreams

    Hindering my attempts to act normal in elite social settings and at prayer meetings


    17 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  338. I love ageing

    Closing in on death

    It makes the future one big merging hallucination beyond my neighbour’s control

    Yet well within my pleasure arena


    17 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  339. Love is an accident with unplanned results minus insurance


    17 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  340. x

    18 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia

  341. x


    19 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


  342. X


17 October 21 Adelaide, South Australia


FIRST LINES



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@

@ the beach · 60

@ the end of the day · 86

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A

@ The horrendous recital love and hate · 56


A dead poem · 20

A week after I died · 39 A whole new place · 10 Absence of turmoil · 1 After I die · 19

After more than six-decades of writing · 20

Again I lost an argument with myself · 59

Alarms of doubt · 31

All my dreams came true · 9

All my ghosts have reincarnated · 54

All straight lines are horizons · 17

All the lost sheep · 41

All the men stood erect · 58 All the stars lined up · 87 All the stupid people · 32

All the worries of the past 50 years · 41

All the wrong people looking in my window · 14

All those passing past mind- numbing experiences · 61

Always landing · 36

Ancient ruins hiding stories · 35

Ancient story motifs · 15

As an audience of one · 43

As an audience-free author · 24

As if we returned · 86

As the sole audience · 6


As with any Hollywood surprise ending comedy · 82

As with any random thought · 62

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B

At the rate heroes are deceasing · 54


Before dreams of you faded · 59

Being wishy-washy · 34

Boxes of answers · 64

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C

Buried deep in the murky inner recesses of my super-sub- conscious · 72


Cascading love · 88

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D

Chosen memories escaped · 66 Circus animals @ my window · 71 Closed doors · 44


Dangling dangerous dance · 55

Deep in my mind · 27

Despicable daylight savings time · 88

Distilled nothingness · 90 Do birds of prey pray · 86 Dreams surrendering · 5

Due to a pre-existing wife · 37

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E

During an analysis of cliffs never gone over · 6


Earth is still in its adolescent phase · 21

Easily remembered · 80


Especially concurrent tapestries · 64

Ever since losing my grip on reality · 85

Every day I miss you more · 22

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F

Everyone headed the wrong direction · 11


Failure is a logical assumption of misunderstood mechanics · 55

Few hours left of 73 years · 71 Finally finished the beginning · 85 Folks writing books · 61

For the impeccable discerning wandering consciousness junkie · 43

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G

Forgot what I forgot · 33 Freedom flies fast · 69 Frozen memories of us · 50


Gathered insight · 79 Gently falling promises · 35 Getting caught up · 80

God Part 1 · 61

God Part 2 · 61

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H

Going extremely slow · 33


Ha Ha Ha said the tortoise · 81 Happy birthday son · 59 Haunting dreams of native

animals · 91

Her life was merely a passing thought · 26

Her love died · 44

Her love was a statue · 44

Her love was a twisted linguistic nightmare · 46

Hints of understanding · 55

Hopeless genius · 70

How calm this storm · 26

How embarrassing it would be to be remembered as you · 35

How far gone the past has flown · 72

How fruitful is disdain · 13

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I

How wonderful waking next to you · 54


I acted · 46

I am excited about the end of civilization · 26

I am plagued by dreams of crocodiles hunting me · 51

I am so bored with being a youthful warrior · 30

I answered the ad · 30

I awoke to discover that love was an innocent bystander · 13

I became ultra-fixated on nothing @ all · 75

I believed the billabong was a wishing well · 65

I bond with inanimate objects · 50

I bought a book on dream interpretation · 17

I can see what I could not see before · 91

I cleaned my window · 41

I could not think of any scenario in which you · 85

I embrace making mistakes · 34

I followed my followers · 9

I followed myself to the end of the street · 11

I followed you · 26

I forgot how sleepy I was · 62

I forgot the next line · 57

I had a text-book death · 34

I had hoped my past would catch up to me · 57

I hate facts · 22

I have a symbiotic relationship with death · 17

I hung my thoughts out to dry · 40

I jumped into the fountain of youth · 82

I keep watching for today to become normal · 85

I learned to forgive before I was born · 82

I learned to lie when you walked away · 27

I left pages blank in my diary · 39

I like living in the past · 84

I like to write · 16

I like what I see · 28

I listen to the wind · 20

I lost her · 82

I lost virtual virginal visiting rights

· 31

I love ageing · 94

I love being elderly · 40

I love have spotlights shining on me · 32

I mimic an epic alternative ending · 28

I must say all the dead philosophers are shit · 29

I often predict past events · 34

I once was concerned by the increasing wrinkles of my ageing skin · 19

I outlived several nursey rhymes · 33

I played the role of an old person

· 83

I pulled sheets over my head · 44

I read in a comic book that your love for me was real · 32

I realized no one was reading my tweets · 51

I reconceptualized my dreams of you · 29

I re-engineered my belief system

· 22

I reframed my dreams · 51

I remember you as a shadow · 29

I remembered her as the fireworks of my youth · 68

I scribbled upon the wall of life · 13

I sent a cardboard cut-out of myself to my lover · 25

I shuttered the window closest to my thought · 66

I slowed down · 65

I sought solace from the worry exterminators · 42

I sped through life · 2

I spent the past fifty years getting rid of all my friends · 30

I split the difference · 57

I stayed awake all night · 41

I stayed longer than planned · 67

I still love her all these tears later

· 84

I stopped for a breather in childhood · 56

I stopped to care · 69

I stopped watching the news · 7

I stretched reality to include lies · 45

I swam to the horizon · 81

I thought becoming old would be boring · 28

I thought I had a new audience · 66

I thought my life could not be worse · 39

I thought she said · 77

I thought we had found · 47

I threw my fate to the wind · 83

I took a writer’s easy way out · 70

I took time out to write you this · 17

I traded places · 57

I treat my like as a foreign spy · 2

I tried to be happy · 29

I try different narrative ideas · 18

I try to remember when I lost wisdom · 25

I tumbled down the wrong side of your love · 29

I tunnelled through life’s mountainous deceptions · 11

I used to think being human · 78

I waited · 3

I walk crowded sidewalks · 79

I was born on a stormy night of no coincidence · See

I was in hope of singing myself to sleep · 93

I was so lucky today · 56

I will never be free · 38

I wish my dead family and friends

· 47

I wish you could see me now · 21

I won the race · 84

I write messages every night · 22

If everyone died off · 74

If everyone in the world · 33

If only · 5

If only I could start over · 42 If only I were a seed · 58

If we had begun · 1

In a current misunderstanding · 24

In a death-defying act · 53

In a hypothetical nightmare · 8

In a recent survey of dead people

· 82

In a war against my body · 44

In an awkward series of missteps and hurdles · 76

In an ill-fated chosen direction · 13

In an incredible act of defiance · 43

In an unlikely contribution · 45

In the centre of Australia · 67

In the morning · 86 Inspiration is a slut · 47 Intoxicated poetry · 76

It took me seventy-three years · 33

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R

It was a dark stormy fucked up night · 61

My narrative became so boring · 11

My thinking has little changed in the pat fifty years · 75

My thoughts were an umbrella · 87

My vehicle of expression · 13

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L

My writing used to be dark · 62


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Q

Quiet camping in the Outback · 52

Quietly we placed the future behind us · 39


Last night on the road · 69

Less interesting than the common indentation of life · 29

Life in a haze · 80

Life in shambles · 42

Life is an erotic landscape · 69

Life is so short · 77

Life is the interruption experienced · 12

Listening to frogs dancing in the night · 60

Little doubt plays softly · 53

Living so freely · 8 Long after we die · 36 Long after yesterday’s

vanquished irony · 1

Long ago when I watched news · 45

Long before my pen ran out of ink · 70

Lost hope · 93 Lost words · 41 Love explodes · 53

Love is an accident · 94

Love is so easily explained · 74 Love is the great eraser · 34 Love midstream · 87

Love rises in the east · 66

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M

Lovers clever whisperings · 73


Marvellous miracle makeover · 14

Meaningless meandering mystery

· 82

Minimalistic love created the universe · 13

Missed another sunset · 48

Missing parts · 50

Mood swings · 51

My angel is a sensual provocative testy slut · 94

My gift to the world · 29

My life has been filled with bad actors · 91

My life mimics nature · 12

My love for you · 22


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N

Never having been a tree · 25

Never knew you flew · 38

No doubt the strangest of times · 7

No one really cared · 4

No one remembers me · 30

None of my dead friends attended my funeral · 35

Not a favourable situation · 3

Not happy with the planning committee of this planet · 31

Nothing was fixed · 89

Now I remember what I meant to say · 48

Now that we are warm · 47

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O

Now that you have been dead · 32


Oh Shit! · 63

Old age is like arguing with weather · 44

Old friends look me up · 81

Once the majority · 9 Only 55 people · 73 Our goal in life · 75

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P

Out on the highway · 68


Painted on desire · 70

Passing paragraph toward the end of the news · 4

People looking peculiarActing strange · 57

Perfect nonsense · 54

Phase next · 54

Plain played plans · 5

Plateaus of latent polluted consciousness · 2

Point of view · 14

Premature dream ageing · 15 Pretend we are dancing · 46 Prisoner of consciousness · 70

Random passions of my youth · 24

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S

Realizing no one was looking · 93


Saw my name scribbled across the breasts of time · 41

Semi-spectacular surrealistic lover · 28

She left me standing in the rain · 55

She was a house to me · 47

She was a simple matter of change · 23

She was always so quiet · 74

She was an experimental kiss · 21

Shortly after I lost all sense of order · 31

Shortly before being born · 33 Shortly before I lost my looks · 32 Simply so sensitive · 60

Since simplicity slipped away · 17

Sleeping pill · 7

Slowed down attribution · 53

So awkward suggested love is · 21

So easily laughter rolls over the horizon · 83

So easy stopping such horrific conspiratorial news · 90

So easy to collapse into the past · 64

So easy to return to a simpler time · 76

So excited about tomorrow · 40

So late the change · 4

So lucky to be here · 56

So many life lessons today · 66 So many simple thoughts · 78 So much effort · 62

So perfect · 79

So seldom settled · 49

Social media cowboys · 53

Soon after realizing everyone around me · 88

Souvenir shop of love’s lost interest · 6

Special spectacular something · 84

Statistically · 63

Stolen memories replace ones I no longer wanted · 37

Strange sounds in the night · 63 Strangely embraced thoughts · 40 Strangers texting to be my friend

· 39

Stretched out across the tarmac of my mind · 71

Such a change of seasons · 37 Such a novelty life is · 90 Such an artificial entitled

moment · 12

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T

Such an interesting time · 89 Such subtle monstrosities · 9 Surges of joy · 38


The advertisers know · 76

The beggar on the street corner · 16

The blank slate we are born with

· 63

The defeated army lay in the alley crying · 80

The distinct mirage of love without borders · 8

The End · 38, 92

The end of our street · 69

The entertainments of disaster · 3

The flight home was noneventful

· 18

The great times we are having · 49

The inequality of creation · 15

The last thought before death · 14

The last time I saw Rick was 30 years ago · 67

The pleasure of planting a garden

· 19

The probability of each moment defies logic · 92

The reason I am so free · 60

The reason I know tomorrow will be disastrous · 78

The resident clown resplendent in my head · 10

The seldom differences mimic past heroes · 10

The taste of love · 56

The total of human existence · 79

The wind blew disproportionally · 65

There are over 7.5 billion drunken would-be strangers · 52

There is no vaccine for restorative love · 23

They continue to cast me in horror movies at your side · 25

Thoughts clashing · 2 Thoughts like aging love · 76 Thousands of years ago · 32

Through multiple mistakes · 63

To die in your arms · 75

Today was an extremely creative

· 48

Today was fun · 40

Tomorrow I will face the facts · 73

Tomorrow I will forgo this darkened thought sequence · 92

Tomorrow your birthday · 49

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Too sleepy to convalesce · 90


Unable to enlist anyone to play the part of me · 43

Unaware of the/an endgame · 64 Unclassified experiences · 50 Unexpectantly my wings fell off ·

8

Using words to say nothing · 74

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W

Usually I embrace the unusual · 89


Watching horror films before bed

· 23

We didn’t realize how dark it was

· 58

We expected a different outcome

· 37

We melted away · 62

We met on the corner of anticipation and regret · 78

We rushed through life · 66 We saw results differently · 27 We saw without looking · 52

We tried to replicate each other · 44

We unlearned what we learned · 11

We were made for this moment · 87

Wearing masks · 79

What · 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 40,

41, 49, 57, 58, 61, 62, 64, 65,

69, 71, 75, 82, 86, 88, 91

What a relaxing day · 71

What a startled world we live in · 58

What a surprise · 69

What happened · 75

What I love about today · 93

What if · 23

When all is said and done · 46

When asked why I ran naked through the town square · 36

When I am asleep · 19

When I awoke this morning · 85

When I awoke this morning no one remembers me · 76

When I no longer exist · 9

When life was simple · 77

When you were my destination · 68

While chatting with a statue · 45

While conversing with a statue in the town square · 82

While lifting weights at the gym · 46

While listening to the voice within · 52

While mumbling incoherently · 5 While rehearsing my death · 4 While under the influence · 21 Window open · 18

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Winter’s western wind · 73 Wisdom is for idiots · 42 Without memory · 45 Wow this is different · 38 WOW! · 77


You are not normal · 89 You are the half of me · 65 Your ambient love · 27 Your love crumbled like a

misunderstood poem · 73

Your love obfuscated memories that had no chance of survival

· 3

Your love was a masterpiece · 73

Your love was a psychedelic kaleidoscopic cumulonimbus formation · 31

Your winning was relative · 16